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The Biosphere Reserve of Castro Verde is located in the heart of the "White Field", the long and extensive plains of the Lower Alentejo.

This flat land of gentle relief, where the horizon stretches as far as the eye can see, is home to a great diversity of unique natural and cultural values resulting from an ancient relationship between nature and men.

Here, the combination of agricultural activity with landscape and nature conservation has resulted in the preservation of the largest Portuguese cereal steppe, created by centuries-old extensive farming, leading to the formation of a rich mosaic of biodiversity.

In Castro Verde, one can find emblematic birds such as the Great Bustard and the Iberian Imperial Eagle, among other species. 

Maintaining its rural character, the Biosphere Reserve of Castro Verde spans 569.4 km2 with a population of around 7,500. The symbiotic relationship between man and its surroundings has shaped the local lifestyle, establishing a unique cultural identity where ancient customs and traditions persist to this day, reflecting the enduring connection between the community and its environment.




Biosphere Reserves Portugal: Castro Verde 

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