Protected Landscape Area – Área de Paisagem Protegida das Serras do Socorro e Archeira (PT)

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nature-medalArea 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.

 

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