List of animal and plant symbols of the Canary Islands

This is a list of animal and plant symbols of the Canary Islands as a whole and each of the islands. These species were established as symbols by Decree Law of April 30, 1991 by the Government of the Canary Islands.[1]

Animal and plant symbol of the archipelago as a whole:

Region Natural symbols Image
Flag of the Canary Islands (simple).svg Canary Islands Serinus canaria (Atlantic canary) and Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm) Serinus canaria 3.jpg Phoenix canariensis ag.JPG

Animal and plant symbol of each of the islands:

Island Natural symbols Image
Flag of El Hierro.svg El Hierro Gallotia simonyi machadoi (El Hierro giant lizard) and Juniperus phoenicea (Sabina) Lagarto Gigante de El Hierro, Canarias, España.JPG El Hierro Sabinar.JPG
Flag of La Gomera.svg La Gomera Columba junoniae (Laurel pigeon) and Persea indica (Viñátigo) Lorbeertaube15-01-2010.jpg Persea indica - Berlin.jpg
Flag of La Palma with CoA.svg La Palma Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus (Graja) and Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine) Alpenkrähe-Pyrrhocorax.jpg Pinus canariensis (Garafía) 07 ies.jpg
Flag of Tenerife.svg Tenerife Fringilla teydea (Tenerife blue chaffinch) and Dracaena draco (Drago) Teidefink.jpg Dracaena draco.jpg
Flag of Gran Canaria.svg Gran Canaria Canis lupus familiaris (Canary Mastiff) and Euphorbia canariensis (Canary Island spurge) Dogo Canario bearb.jpg Euphorbia canariensis (La Fajana) 11.jpg
Flag of Fuerteventura.svg Fuerteventura Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae (Canarian houbara) and Euphorbia handiensis (Cardón de Jandía) Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae 3.jpg Euphorbia handiensis 02 ies.jpg
Flag of Lanzarote.svg Lanzarote Munidopsis polymorpha (Blind albino cave crab) and Euphorbia balsamifera (Tabaiba dulce) Munidopsis Polymorpha-Jameos.JPG Euphorbia balsamifera.jpg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Símbolos de la naturaleza para las Islas Canarias" [Natural Symbols for the Canary Islands]. Ley No. 7/1991 of 30 April 1991 (in Spanish). Vol. 151. pp. 20946–20497 – via BOE.

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