There are many protected endemic animal species on the island, such as the snail Albinaria retusa, the lizard Podarcis erhardii schiebeli, as well as many Oryctolagus cuniculus cnossius wild rabbits, which you will often see popping out of the bushes.This is also the nesting place of Eleonora's falcons (Falco eleonorae), a species of hawk whose population is monitored by ornithologists. It is also an important habitat for the Mediterranean seal (Monachus monachus).