Identification of threatened flora relevant areas in the Güigüí Special Nature Reserve and the action protocol for its conservation
The intention is to study of the threatened flora and vegetation in the Güigüí Special Nature Reserve, in which very unique enclave exist such as massives, ravines and South-West cliffs of the island of Gran Canaria. Due to the heterogeneity and the intrinsic difficulty of the work area the actual status of many of the populations presents in the Reserve is unknown and so the measurements to be taken into account for its conservation.
For that reason, it is necessary to have a document that prioritizes the actions and frames them describing, per population, the actions to be carried out for its proper conservation. This is fundamental for the management and conservation of this threatened flora.
The present action, finalized in October of 2015, was developed by an external assistance. An study of the species included in the Annex II of the Hábitat Directive (92/43/CEE) which includes both, Lotus callis-viridis and Limonium sventenii (priority species). It also includes the Juniperus cedrus (a core species for the project, with its only natural population in the Los Cedros Mountain) and Echium onosmifolium subsp.spectabile, as they are a very important part of the floristic courtship of the different habitats of community importance object of this project (9560* Endemic forests with Juniperus spp, 4050* Endemic macaronesian heats and 9550 Canary Island endemic pine forest).
Monitoring, diagnose of their conservation status, mapping, identification and threat factors valorization was carried out on all the species populations.