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The Protected Landscape Area of the Serra do Socorro and Archeira has been awarded the QualityCoast Nature Award. This area is located within the coastal zone of Torres Vedras (West Region) which has already received the QualityCoast award.

On July 4, at the top of the Serra do Socorro the award ceremony, with the hoisting of the QualityCoast flag, was held.

For this occasion Bruno Silva (Sociedade de História Natural) and Paulo Ferreira (Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade) have given respectively a short explanation of the geology and the history of the area of protected landscape. Also the vice-mayor, Carlos Bernardes and the Mayor, Carlos Miguel, delivered short speeches on the QualityCoast Nature Award.

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The Protected Landscape of the Serra do Socorro and Archeira distinguished itself in the categories of “Nature”, “Culture and Identity”, “hospitality” and “Security”. Other QualityCoast Nature Award have been awarded to Nature Parks of Norway, Sweden and Vietnam.