While Mallorca is so often praised for its beautiful scenery and fantastic weather, it is also a hotspot for wildlife, with a variety of species found all over the island. In a measure to help the animals of the island, a German/Swiss couple have donated their estate to the Mediterranean Wildlife Foundation.
Located in northern Mallorca between the regions of Pollenca and Escorca, the 1000 acre site covers a staggering six kilometres of the coastline. The owners, Enrique and Heidi Gildemeister, rejected any offers from property developers, instead cultivating the land organically and working to ensure the eco system of the area wasn’t damaged.
It could prove a fantastic method to increasing the animal numbers on the island, including the native Black Vulture which has become an endangered species in recent years. It means that these and many other animals will continue to reside on the island, offering a fantastic spectacle for anyone enjoying their villa holidays in the future.
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