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Conservation Facts

Population: 10.7 million
Total Area: 92.391 km2
Population density: 109 per km2
Protected Area: 20%
National Parks: 1
Largest Nature Reserve: Peneda-Gerês National Park 702 km2

Resident Photographers:

Luís Quinta
Nuno Sá

Visiting Photographers:

Luís Quinta
Magnus Lundgren
Milán Radisics
Nuno Sá

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Portugal’s slogan: Nature and well-being sits well with the many natural attractions the south westernmost country in Europe has to offer.

In the Alentejo travellers will find harsh mountain chains in the North, rolling plains abloom with flowers in spring and a seemingly endless coastline with sandy beaches.

A unique place is the stretch of coast at Cabo Sardão, where White Storks nest on sea cliffs.
The flora and fauna that evolved on the Islands of Madeira, 1,000 km to the west of the Portuguese coast, is of great scientific value. Therefore, Madeira and the surrounding islands have been declared a World Natural Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Bird species like the Long-toed pigeon, Zino’s and the Madeira Freira Petrel are very rare. Likewise are several of the plant species in the indigenous Laurissilva forests and on the whole archipelago, many of which are endemic.
Created in 1982, the Madeira Nature Reserve covers about two thirds of the island’s territory.
Within its boundaries lies the Desertas Islands archipelago, one of the last strongholds of the critically endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal – the rarest seal species in the world.

Yet even more remote are the islands of the Azores, where visitors will be rewarded with some of the best whale watching opportunities on the planet with sperm and pilot whales, dolphins and other exciting marine life.
The westernmost island, Flores, is just 1,800 km away from the coast of Newfoundland, but 1,900 km from Lisbon…