Protected Areas


Number of results: 40

  1. Área Protegida Privada da Faia Brava
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    Área Protegida Privada da Faia Brava
    Situated in the Vale do Côa, the Private Protected Area of Faia Brava, a wilderness teeming with wildlife, hosts the nesting sites and feeding grounds of one of the most important centres of rupicolous birds in the Vale do Côa Special Protection (...)

  2. Geoparque de Arouca
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    Arouca Geopark
    The Arouca Geopark is a classified area by the European and Global Geoparks Networks, under the auspices of UNESCO since 2009, with 328km2. It is located in northern Portugal about 50 km far away from Oporto and Aveiro cities. This is an unique (...)

  3. Centro Ambiental do Priolo
Photo: Veraçor - Turismo dos Açores
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    Centro Ambiental do Priolo
    Located in the Cancela do Cinzeiro Forestry Park within the Special Protection Zone of Pico da Vara/Ribeira do Guilherme, Priolo Environmental Centre aims to preserve this small bird and its habitat. The priolo is Europe’s second rarest bird (...)

  4. Vale Gonçalinho Environmental Education Centre
Place: Castro Verde
Photo: Rui Cunha
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    Centro de Educação Ambiental de Vale Gonçalinho
    The Vale Gonçalinho Environmental Education Centre is the obligatory starting point for a visit to the Special Protection Zone for birds in Castro Verde, providing information on the region’s natural heritage. Known as the “Campo Branco” (White (...)

  5. Centro Recuperação Lobo Ibérico
Place: Gradil - Mafra
Photo: Sara Loureiro
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    Centro de Recuperação do Lobo Ibérico
    The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) was created in 1987 by Grupo Lobo – an independent, non-profit association –, which has as main objectives to provide the best captive conditions for wolves that cannot live in the wild: victims of trapping, (...)

  6. Estrela Geopark Mundial da UNESCO
Place: Serra da Estrela
Photo: Filipe Patrocínio
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    Estrela Geopark
    Occupying an extensive area of 2,216 km2 in the centre of Portugal, the UNESCO Global Estrela Geopark covers all or part of the nine municipalities that are structured around the Serra da Estrela - Belmonte, Celorico da Beira, Covilhã, Fornos de (...)

  7. Geopark Terras de Cavaleiros
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    Geopark Terras de Cavaleiros
    The Geopark Global Terras de Cavaleiros (GGTC) encompasses the entire area of the municipality of Macedo de Cavaleiros, covering an area of around 700 km2 in the very heart of the Nordeste Transmontano region.Most of this territory is included in (...)

  8. Geoparque Oeste - Baleal
Place: Baleal
Photo: Geoparque Oeste © OesteUGGp
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    Geoparque Oeste
    Covering a total area of 1154 km2, the Geoparque do Oeste (Western Geopark) is home to several sites and landscapes of international geological importance spread over six municipalities: Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Peniche, and (...)

  9. Portas de Almourão
Place: Geoparque Naturtejo
Photo: Joel Carvalho
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    Naturtejo Geopark
    Located between the Tagus valley and the mountains in the centre of the country, Geopark Naturtejo was in 2006 the first in Portugal to be integrated by UNESCO in its global network of geoparks, an international seal of approval which promotes the (...)

  10. Paisagem Protegida da Albufeira do Azibo
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    Paisagem Protegida da Albufeira do Azibo
    In the heart of the north-eastern region of Trás-os-Montes, you should take some time to discover the Protected Landscape Area of Albufeira do Azibo.Situated in the municipality of Macedo de Cavaleiros, the dam that forms this reservoir was built in (...)


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