Green turtles


Cyprus Flora and Fauna

Cyprus Flora and Fauna

Cyprus has not got a large amount of Fauna and today you will find 7 species of land mammals, 26 species of amphibians and reptiles, 357 species of birds and a great variety of insects and mites. The coastal waters of Cyprus are home to over 190 fish species and various species of crabs, sponges and Echinodermata. The largest wild animal found in Cyprus is the Mouflon which is a rare type of wild sheep. The Cyprus Mouflon can only be found on the island in the forest areas of Paphos and Limassol. Cyprus is also a stopover for millions of birds migrating from Europe to Africa and this has been observed since ancient times. This is due to the two salt lakes in Larnaca and Akrotiri. One of the most amazing species of birds found on the island is the Eleonora Falcon and the Imperial Eagle which are birds of prey found in mountainous regions. Cyprus is also known for its variety of partridges, quail, snipe, plover and woodcock.