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Recovery Plan of the giant lizard of El Hierro (Gallotia Simonyi)

The giant lizard of El Hierro, Gallotia simonyi, is a lacquer endemic to the Canary Islands that before the arrival of humans to the archipelago occupied most of the island of El Hierro. At present, however, it is in danger of extinction. Only one natural population is known. The Recovery Plan has as its ultimate goal the adoption of appropriate conservation measures so that in a period of 5 years the giant lizard of El Hierro may no longer be included in the list of species considered to be most endangered. This objective will be achieved when at least seven populations are considered stabilized.

Type: Conservation of biodiversity

Field of activity: Species conservation (flora/fauna)

Responsible body: Cabildo Insular de El Hierro

Period: 2002-

 
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