The Llevant Reserve was chosen by the Balearic government because of its great diversity of habitats and fish and benthic assemblages.
The Marine Reserve of Llevant, founded in 2007, is located between Cala Mata and Cap des Freu. Its importance is remarkable: from its creation until this year, the number of species which were considered vulnerable has increased eight times. Llevant was chosen by the Balearic government because of its great diversity of habitats and fish and benthic assemblages. So far, 32 assem- blages and more than 900 species have been counted, mainly algae, fish and molluscs. The total area of the reserve is about 5,900 marine hectares of which 1900 – between Ferrutx Cape and des Llamp rocky cove- was declared a conservation area where any type of fishing is forbidden. Also since 2007 the waters surrounding the reserve have been declared protected areas.