This installation represents the typical Mediterranean ecosystem in which three threatened species are found: Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni), the spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) and the Cartagena rockrose (Cistus heterophyllus), a plant that is endemic to the Spanish Levant.
Thanks to collaboration with the Regional Environmental Ministry, the Oceanogràfic de València is involved in several programmes to help recover threatened local species.
Jara de CartagenaCistus heterophyllus subsp. carthaginensis
Oceanogràfic de València and Generalitat Valenciana recovering the most endangered plant of spanish flora.
This installation represents the typical Mediterranean ecosystem where this tortoise is found, along with the spur-thighed tortoise.