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Fundación Neotrópico The Fundación Neótropico is a not-for-profit organisation based in Santa Cruz,Tenerife, that works at an international level on environmental education, zoological research, fighting against invasive alien species and the rescue of wild fauna .With funding from the Canary Islands government, the Island Council ofTenerife and Santa Cruz deTenerifeTown Hall, it has recently developed education campaigns in the Canaries on the region’s threatened marine turtles, its endemic reptiles and its cetaceans, and on invasive alien species in the islands .The organisation’s wide range of environmental work includes optimising captive breeding and reinforcement programmes for threatened endemic species in the Canaries, researching and assisting in the conservation of globally threatened sea turtles in the Canaries, including the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured individuals, and fighting against invasive alien species through rapid response, improved live-capture techniques and quarantine . Further reading and websites Other useful books on the wildlife of Madeira and the Canaries include the following: Ashmole, P., and M. Ashmole. 2016. Natural History of Tenerife. Dunbeath, Scotland: Whittles Publishing Ltd. Bramwell, D., and Z. Bramwell. 1974. Wildflowers of the Canary Islands. Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes Ltd. Clarke, T. 2006. Birds of the Atlantic Islands. Helm Field Guides. London: Christopher Helm. Clarke, T., and D. Collins. 1996. A Birdwatchers’ Guide to the Canary Islands. Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk: Prion Ltd. Garcia-del-Ray, E. 2011. Field Guide to the Birds of Macaronesia. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. Hilbers, D., and K. Woutersen. 2014. Canary Islands – I: Lanzarote and Fuerteventura – Spain. Arnhem, Netherlands: Crossbill Guides. Hilbers, D., and K. Woutersen. 2015. Canary Islands – II: Tenerife and La Gomera – Spain. Arnhem, Netherlands: Crossbill Guides. Martin, A., and A. J. Lorenzo. 2001. Aves del Archipiélago Canario. La Laguna, Tenerife: Francisco Lemus Editor. Press, J. R., and M. J. Short. 2016. Flora of Madeira. London, England: Pelagic Publishing. Useful websites include the following: Spanish NGO overseeing research and conservation of butterflies and their habitats. Environmentally aware Canaries-based ecotourism company. Details and photographs of European butterflies, including most species recorded on Madeira and the Canaries. Details and photographs of the vascular plants of the Canaries. Details and photographs of the flora of Lanzarote. Environmentally aware ecotourism company based in the Iberian peninsula and the Canaries. Details and photographs of the birds, cetaceans, bats, butterflies, dragonflies and bees of Madeira, plus trip reports from an environmentally aware Madeira-based ecotourism company. Environmentally aware Madeira-based ecotourism company. Website and blog posts of the Fundación Neotropico (see text box below), including details of sea turtle releases. Environmentally aware Madeira-based ecotourism company. 213 ...


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