The Madeira archipelago lies south of Portugal in the North Atlantic ocean, west from the Morocco coastline.
This group of islands includes Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and the Savage islands.
- Porto Santo
Desertas – is a small group of uninhabited rocky islands, 16 miles off the south east coast of Madeira. The islands are a nature reserve and the only visitors are geologists and wildlife wardens studying the seabirds, seals and few species of animals, which remain on these barren islands
Savage Islands – this group of small islands lie south between Madeira and the Canary islands. They were designated a nature reserve in 1971 and home to many species of sea bird. The only inhabitants are several wardens who work on the nature reserve for several weeks at a time. The islands are seldom visited, except by nature enthusiasts and specialists in wildlife study.
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