Mediterranean forest

It is a biome dominated by the tree biotype that develops in Mediterranean climate conditions. This climate is characterized by temperate and rainy winters, dry summers (hot or mild), warm autumns and variable springs. Mediterranean ecosystems are home to approximately 10% of the world's flora. The plants that inhabit these forests are subject to the stress generated by hot and dry summers and forest fires.

Animals living in

We find the most representative species of the Mediterranean forest in all its areas: mammals, raptors and vultures, nocturnal raptors, passerines and river species. Among the mammals it is worth mentioning the increasingly scarce presence of the Iberian lynx, accompanied by foxes, genets, marten, ferrets, wild cats, badgers, etc. Without forgetting the game species, such as deer, roe deer and wild boar.

In the crests of the mountains, in the quartzite and in the rocky outcrops, a great variety of species coexist widely distributed throughout the territory: black stork, griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, peregrine falcon, eagle owl ... It is also worth noting the presence of some black vultures, blue elaniums, booted eagles and short-toed eagles. In the river courses it is possible to find a population of otters.

Representative flora of the ecosystem

Composed among others of gall oaks, oaks, junipers, wild olive trees, holm oaks, cork oaks, accompanied in the bush by strawberry trees, rockrose, gorse, heather, honeysuckle, thyme, mastic, labyrinths, cornicabras, etc. There are also possible to find forests of alder, ash, poplar and laurisilva (parrot tree), along with holly, maple, chestnut, walnut and durillo.