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Since 1981, the Paul do Boquilobo Nature Reserve has been considered by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.

This was the first Portuguese area to integrate the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, being recognized as a representative sample of a terrestrial ecosystem where ways of reconciling biodiversity conservation and sustainable  development are sought.


In 1996, it was also designated a Wetland of International Importance under theRamsar Convention🇧🇷 Since 1999, due to its importance for the avifauna, it is also classified as a Special Protection Area according to a Directive No. 2009/147/CE🇧🇷

The figure of a Biosphere Reserve simultaneously contributes to the conservation of natural values, favoring the conservation of the landscape, ecosystems and species, promoting the balance between nature and social and cultural development,  and economic, promoting sustainable development.


The agro-rural values of the territories are important assets that cannot be relegated to secondary plans. The development opportunities of these territories have always focused mainly on their agroforestry potential. But in a period of economic and financial instability, in which the globalization of agricultural markets has resulted in a decrease in production prices, and at the same time in “commodity” speculation, it is not easy to envision the future of territories and rural populations. There are, however, other values, which the agro-rural complex holds, and which society, in particular the urban one, recognizes and values.


Territorial cohesion, landscape value, diversification of activities in rural areas and biodiversity are key values that directly or indirectly generate new economic value.


RBPB's development strategy incorporates all these factors. We want to maintain and improve conservation potential and combine it with sustainable development that takes into account people and economic activities.

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Discover the Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve and all its heritage through existing circuits, routes and paths.

We have at your disposal guided tours to the heart of the Reserve where you can observe all the existing nature and biodiversity.

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Explorando Juntos: Sua Contribuição Importa! 🌿✨

Seja parte da transformação na Reserva Natural do Paul do Boquilobo! Queremos ouvir a sua voz e contar com a sua experiência para valorizar, promover e comunicar a riqueza deste tesouro ambiental.

🦋 Participe no Inquérito da Comissão de Cogestão da RNPB 🦋

Ao responder algumas perguntas simples, você estará a desempenhar um papel fundamental na preservação deste ecossistema único.

Como Participar:

Clique no link abaixo ou escaneie o QR Code para acessar o inquérito.


Festival EuroBirdwatch23 na Reserva Natural do Paul do Boquilobo

Data: 1 de Outubro de 2023

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Optimus Prime Project - Optimization de green infrastructure in irrigated agricultural valleys to promote environmental quality and biodiversity


On September 29, the Optimus Prime project developed by the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in partnership with Agrotejo and financed by the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) was presented.

Adaptation of the Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve delivered to UNESCO


On the 21st of September, the Boquilobo Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve delivered the candidacy dossier for adapting the current Nature Reserve to the MNE in Lisbon.

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