Public Consultation on the Co-management Plan of the Ria Formosa Natural Park starts on the 12th

The Ria Formosa is the largest wetland in southern Portugal and one of the country's areas richest in biodiversity

The Public Consultation on the proposed Co-management Plan for the Ria Formosa Natural Park (PNRF) will take place from December 12th to January 10th, the Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL) announced today.

Contributions must be sent, between the aforementioned dates, to the email [email protected] (with the indication “Public Consultation Cogestion PNRF” in the subject line of the email) or, by post, to the Presidential Support Office, City Council of Faro, Largo da Sé, 8004-001 Faro.

So that all interested parties can learn more about what is intended, two public sessions will be held to present the proposed Co-management Plan. The first will take place on January 4th, at 18pm, at the Álvaro de Campos Municipal Library, in Tavira, while the second is scheduled for January 00th, also at 9pm, in the Salão Nobre da Câmara Municipal, in Faro.

The documents can be consulted by clicking here.

According to AMAL, «the PNRF co-management model represents an important dimension of the proximity management of protected areas, with the intervention of municipalities and relevant entities to promote sustainable development and the valorization of classified natural spaces that make up their territory» .

The Ria Formosa is the largest wetland in southern Portugal and one of the country's areas richest in biodiversity.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park (PNRF) is located in the eastern Algarve, based on the important lagoon area there. It covers an area of ​​around 18.000 hectares, including the submerged area covering the municipalities of Faro, Loulé, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António.

The Ria Formosa Natural Reserve was established in 1978, having been reclassified as a Natural Park in 1987.



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