Nature Reserve

The rainwater reservoirs provide refuge for several species of birds and plants; furthermore the sustainable cultivation of forest and fruit crops such as native Mediterranean holm oak, carob, olives, almonds, grapes and eucalyptus brings life and work in the otherwise deserted landscape. This forms the basis that different bird- and nature protection zones overlap in the area of ​​Herdade dos Lagos, particularly the NATURA 2000 zone of the EU. Its purpose is the transnational conservation of threatened wild native plant and animal species and their natural habitats.