Arrábida Natural Park

The Arrábida Natural Park, founded in 1976, with an approximate area of 10 800 hectares, protecting the maquis vegetation born this Mediterranean type microclimate with similarities to the Adriatic regions such as Dalmatia.

The fauna is diverse, although it has undergone major changes since the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century it was still possible to see wolves, wild boar and deer. The current fauna are part of, among others, the wildcat (Felis silvestris), the fox (Vulpes vulpes), the hare (Lepus capensis), the bat, the eagle of Bonelli (Hieraetus fasciatus) the eagle owl (Bubo bubo) the partridge (Alectoriz rufus) and the actual swift (Apus melba). In 2004, as already happened, a fire destroyed a significant part of the Park, which is slowly recovering.

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