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Faia Brava

FAIA BRAVA    ARRIBAS DO ÁGUEDA    BRUÇÓ
CANADO DA PIPA    FRAGA RUIVA    REDOR DA BEZERRA

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Location:
Côa Valley, parishes of Algodres, Vale de Afonsinho, municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; parish of Cidadelhe, municipality de Pinhel.

ATN intervention area:
856,87 ha

Area bought:
650 ha

Classified as protected area:
214 ha

Natural values:
Important habitat for cliff-breeding birds, holm and cork oak areas, riverfront habitats Mediterranean temporary ponds.

Other values:
Engravings – nucleon of Faia Brava (UNESCO), 10 pigeon houses, wild maronesa cow herd and garrano horses herd.

Installed equipments:
15 km of pedestrian trails (Côa Valley Grand Route), Millers trail, Cork oaks trail, Boat trail, reception center Hortas da Sabóia, tree nursery, vulture feeding station, vultures hide, 2 areas for repopulation of wild-rabbit, area of 400 ha for herbivores.

Management guidelines:
recovery, repopulation and maintenance of old pigeon houses, reforestation with cork oak, holm oak and ash. reintroduction of herbivores on an extensive way (horses and cows), fire survaillance, forest sustainable management, trhough ZIF (Florestry Intervention Area)