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  1. Geoparque de Arouca
    Protected Areas
    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 (...)

  2. Centro Ambiental do Priolo
Photo: Veraçor - Turismo dos Açores
    Protected Areas
    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 (...)

  3. Vale Gonçalinho Environmental Education Centre
Place: Castro Verde
Photo: Rui Cunha
    Protected Areas
    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 (...)

  4. Centro Recuperação Lobo Ibérico
Place: Gradil - Mafra
Photo: Sara Loureiro
    Protected Areas
    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, (...)

  5. Geopark Terras de Cavaleiros
    Protected Areas
    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 (...)

  6. Geopark Naturtejo - Monumento Natural das Portas de Ródão
Photo: Geopark Naturtejo
    Protected Areas
    Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark
    Located between the Tagus valley and the mountains in the centre of the country, Geopark Naturtejo was the first in Portugal to be integrated by UNESCO in its global network of geoparks, an international seal of approval which promotes the balance (...)

  7. Naturconde
    Protected Areas
    Paisagem Protegida Regional do Litoral de Vila do Conde e ROM
    The Vila do Conde Coastal Regional Protected Landscape and Mindelo Ornithological Reserve – which adopted the brand Naturconde and is inserted in the National Network of Protected Areas – boasts a very rich biodiversity. 145 species of birds, (...)

  8. Parque de Natureza de Noudar
Photo: J.Romão
    Protected Areas
    Parque de Natureza de Noudar
    Located in Barrancos, next to the border with Spain, Noudar Nature Park maintains a preserved environment in which agricultural and forestry activities are conserved in profound respect for the natural ecosystems. With a landscape dominated by (...)

  9. Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês
    Protected Areas
    Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês
    In the extreme north-east of Portugal, between the Alto Minho and Trás-os-Montes, the Serra da Peneda and Serra do Gerês constitute the only Portuguese protected area that has been classified as a National Park. It is a world apart, where human (...)

  10. Parque Natural da Arrábida
Place: Arrábida
Photo: Rui Rebelo/Turismo de Portugal
    Protected Areas
    Parque Natural da Arrábida
    Located next to the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing town of Sesimbra, Arrábida Natural Park has incomparable natural beauty, where the blue of the sea alternates with the white tones of the chalk cliffs and the depths of the green vegetation (...)

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