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Help support the conservation and care of some of Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve projects. We don’t restrict your contributions so you can be sure they go to where the funding is most needed.

Peregrine Falcon

Indigenous to Gibraltar, the Peregrine Falcon is a sight to behold – renowned for its speed, reaching over 200 mph during its hunting dive it is the fastest bird in the world as well as the fastest member of the animal kingdom.

Barbary Macaque

Gibraltar’s most iconic animals, the Barbary Macaque is at the heart of our Nature Reserve, and you can adopt one of its many characters. Usually only indigenous to North Africa, these primates are the only wild roaming monkeys in Europe.

Barbary Partridge

The Barbary Partridge has; through conservation efforts, become more prominent in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. A flightless bird predominantly found in North Africa, they favour low scrub and open rocky slopes. Today it is recognized as Gibraltar’s official bird.

Green Partnerships

If you are a nature lover and want to get active in caring for the outdoors, a CEO looking to invest in our green spaces or just interested in contributing to the Reserve then we want to help you help us.

  • Lord Airey’s Battery
  • Mediterranean Steps
  • Charles V Wall

Lord Airey’s Battery restoration

Lord Airey’s Battery located just north of O’Hara’s Battery on the Rock’s highest point has been slowly and tirelessly restored by volunteers from the Heritage Trust lead by Pete Jackson a trustee on the board and a member of Fortress Gibraltar.

Named after the Governor of Gibraltar, General Sir Richard Airey, the artillery battery is home to one of three remaining 9.2-inch Mark X BL guns. Last fired in the 1970’s as part of a training exercise.

Mediterranean Steps refurbishment

In 2007 Mediterranean Steps was refurbished after it had been designated unsafe for use. Thanks to a generous donation by the Parasol Foundation (formerly the Bonita Trust) the trail was cleared, made safe and restored.

Since this time, it has become a popular site for budding photographers, exercise lovers and nature enthusiasts.

Charles V Wall refurbishment

The upper section of Charles V Wall has recently been restored by the Parasol Foundation (Formerly the Bonita Trust) together with the Government of Gibraltar. One of the fastest ways to reach the top of the Rock, the wall is fitted with handrails and commands wonderful views of the area as you hike toward the top.

At the time the Charles V Wall was built, the Barbary pirates posed the main threat to the city. In September 1540 Gibraltar was attacked by a corsair force led by Piali Hamet, one of Barbarossa‘s captains. The town was plundered and many of the leading citizens were taken captive. The wall, originally called the Muralla de San Benito (English: St. Benedict’s Wall), was built in 1540 to help defend The Rock against further attacks from the south.

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