Spatial ecology in a changing world

ATLAS OF TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES IN THE “PARQUE NATURAL DE BAIXA LIMIA”

clip_image002Members of the ECOLAND group have participated in the elaboration of a new atlas of breeding terrestrial vertebrates of Natural Park Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés and Baixa Limia in collaboration with University of Santiago de Compostela and Sorex Ecologia. This book was founded by CBC PROGRAMME SPAIN-PORTUGAL 2007-2013 (POCTEP).

This area is included in the Gerês-Xurés Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Galicia). It is representative of an abandoned mountain landscape of the northwestern Iberian Peninsula. Climate is temperate oceanic sub-Mediterranean; fauna and flora are represented by typical species of Eurosiberian and Mediterranean region. Specifically, 189 species of vertebrates were recorded during the spring of 2010 (11 species of amphibians, 16 reptiles, 111 birds and 51 of mammals), representing 69.3% of breeding terrestrial vertebrate species in Galicia.

Domínguez, J.; Lamosa, A.; Pardavila, X.; Martínez-Freiría, F.; Regos, A.; Gil, A. & Vidal, M. 2012. Atlas de los vertebrados terrestres reproductores en el Parque Natural Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés y ZEPVN Baixa Limia. Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras, Xunta de Galicia, 434 pp.



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