Founded in 2000, the Transhumance and Nature Association (ATNatureza) is a non-profit, non-governmental environmental organization based in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, whose vision is to Create Spaces for Nature (EPN's).

Initially dedicated to the protection of rupicolous (living among, inhabiting, or growing on rocks) bird species that nest in the Arribas do Côa (such as the British and Bonelli's eagles), ATNatureza has a regional scope in the protection of the region's natural heritage through restoration and ecological development.

Owning more than 1600 ha among the various Nature Spaces or EPN's, ATNatureza's management includes the Faia Brava Reserve, the first and only private protected area in Portugal, located within the SPA (Special Protection Zone). Côa Valley (part of the Natura 2000 network) and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Like the Faia Brava Reserve, the strategy expands regionally with the Ribeira do Mosteiro, Arribas da Mata, Middle Côa and Arribas de Fornos EPNs, whose natural values ​​are important to preserve. In these areas various conservation actions of the projects are implemented in which the ATNatureza is a partner, such as LIFE “Rupis” and LIFE “Club of Fincas for the Conservation of the Iberian West” and the Rewilding Europe initiative.

ATNatureza promotes actions among the community, such as scientific workshops, environmental education sessions, thematic conferences, among others, to promote the protection and knowledge about Nature.


Visit Paolo Azevedo, chairman of Sonae

Last week we were delighted and grateful to receive Mr. Paulo Azevedo Chairman of SONAE and Dr. Nuno Ferrand Almeida of CIBIO, at our Faia Brava Reserve. Paolo Azevedo is the chairman of Sonae, a mult...

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ATNatureza accredited for Dutch Vocational Education an…

ATNatureza is accredited by the "Cooperation Organization for Vocational Education, Training and the Labor Market (SBB)"  to the list of Portuguese entities accredited to receive and accompany Du...

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ATNatureza in tv-series Europe’s New Wild

Watch this month at TV canal NatGeo Wild, the 6 episodes of the tv-series ‘Europe’s New Wild’ about Europa’s wild nature. In the second episode you will embark on a journey to the greater Coa Valley i...

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