Protected Landscape Area – Área de Paisagem Protegida das Serras do Socorro e Archeira (PT)
Area de Paisagem Protegida das Serras do Socorro e Archeira (APPSSA) consists of 1223 hectares, and is distributed by Freguesias do “Turcifal”, “Dois Portos e Runa” and “São Pedro, Santa Maria e Matacães” in the west region of Portugal. Its flora is highlighted by agricultural and forest mosaic and riparian structures along the waterlines, where orchids occur. Its fauna is displayed by the diversity of species of small mammals, butterflies, and birds. It is a place where nature, history, culture and landscape are elements of heritage value.
This area is under the protection of the European Landscape Convention (EPC), and follows the guidelines on promoting the protection, management and the planning of the landscape. They do this by following the initiatives of participation and the involvement of the local population.
- 100% protected and non built–up area
- Landscapes with earth (geological and geomorphological) heritage value
- Quiet place with no noise and light pollution problems
- The protected area APPSSA was created to conserve value and restore nature and cultural heritage and social-economic issues
- The municipality regularly promotes workshops, conferences, meetings about tourism and sustainability for all population as well as specific targets
Point for improvement:
- Establish a biodiversity management and monitoring plan linked with the local and national biodiversity priorities