Created in 2000, the Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) is a non-profit and non-governmental environmental organization (NGO) based in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, whose mission is to create spaces for nature (EPN's).
Initially dedicated to the protection of the species of birds of prey that nest in Arribas do Côa (such as the egyptian vulture and Bonelli's eagle), ATN emerges with a regional scope in the protection of the region's natural heritage, through restoration and development ecological.
It is the owner of more than 1600 hectares among the various EPN's (map), including the Faia Brava Reserve, the first and only private protected area in Portugal, located inside the Côa Valley SPA (Natura 2000 ) and the Côa Valley Archeological Park (Unesco World Heritage).
Like the Faia Brava Reserve, the strategy expands at regional level through the EPN's Ribeira do Mosteiro, Arribas da Mata, "Middle Côa" and Arribas de Fornos, among others, whose natural values are important to preserve and for which ATN is responsible.
In these areas managed by ATN are implemented various conservation actions of the projects in which the Association is partner, such as LIFE "Rupis" and LIFE "Club of Farms for the Conservation of the Iberian West" and the initiative Rewilding Europe.
Within the scope of the projects, ATN’s organizes actions among the community, such as scientific workshops, environmental education sessions, thematic conferences, among others, in order to promote protection and knowledge about Nature.
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