Biodiversity

Olive groves and the environment where they are grown make up an ecosystem where numerous species of all types coexist.

Studies have determined that Olive plantations can support up to

200

wild plant species/per hectar

90

vertebrates /per hectar

160

invertebrates species/per hectar

Many invertebrate flora and fauna species depend on Olive groves – such as quail, partridges, small owls, hoopoe, lizards, among others.

Here is where they develop nests, and take the food necessary for their survival.  This whole group makes Olive farms the artificial leaders in the adoption and reception of great natural value, because they sustain such a great diversity of wildlife. The Olive plantations in Tunisia act as a source of nourishment for a great number of migratory bird species coming from the north and center of Europe and Africa.