Flanked by Spain’s border and the vast Guadiana River, this project’s unique landscape in Southern Portugal includes a mosaic of rare Mediterranean montado habitat, supporting some of the highest levels of biodiversity found in any cultural agro-ecosystem in the world.

Increasing and unsustainable pressures on the land have, however, led to loss, fragmentation and degradation of natural habitats and the landscape’s structural mosaic.

To restore a multi-functioning landscape which is able to encourage wildlife comeback and support the tens of thousands of people who depend on it, the project will work with stakeholders to prepare a targeted plan to create a landscape that it is self-sustaining, biodiverse and productive in the long-term.