The Iberian Peninsula boasts a diverse range of habitats leading to high levels of biodiversity. Not only does it demonstrate high biodiversity in comparison to other areas in Europe, it also supports many of its own endemic species. As with many areas in Europe, Portugal has seen an increase in urbanization in recent decades leading to the abandonment of some of the more traditional cultural and agricultural practices. More recently however, the value of these unique Iberian ecosystems has become more widely recognized, and there has been growing interest in promoting their conservation and restoration.

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  • Tourém

    Tourém is is a small, rural village at the Mourela Plateau affording outstanding opportunities to carry out surveys across habitat types while learning more about traditional life in Portugal. The camp is located in the buffer zone of the Peneda Gerês National ...

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  • Peniche

    Peniche is a city within the Berlengas Biosphere Reserve that covers the Berlengas archipelago and a marine corridor between this and the city. The geology of the archipelago allows the formation of unusual reefs, where vegetation is mainly herbaceous and steep cliffs provide shelter ...

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