Parque Nacional de Garajonay (1), La Gomera

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Taken the 22/04/17
Garajonay está formado por una tupida selva conformada por diferentes especies vegetales, envuelta frecuentemente por un mar de nubes que confiere al bosque un aspecto mágico. Estas nieblas, cuya carga de humedad es interceptada por el propio bosque son esenciales para su propia supervivencia en un territorio insular dominado por la aridez. Este bosque, siempre verde, recibe el nombre de laurisilva, que significa selva de laureles, ya que la mayor parte de especies arbóreas que la componen presentan hojas similares a las del laurel, y cuya existencia está ligada a una elevada humedad y temperaturas suaves con escasas oscilaciones durante el año. Para proteger este ecosistema, en 1981 fue creado el Parque Nacional de Garajonay que, posteriormente, en 1.986 fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad, por la UNESCO, máximo reconocimiento que puede alcanzar un espacio natural protegido.
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Latitude: 28° 7' 33" N, Longitude: 17° 15' 29" W see »

Location: Spain

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