Eco-volunteering in Portugal

Eco-volunteering in Portugal

Situated on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, in the west of Spain, Portugal is one of the smallest countries in Europe: it extends over 560 km from north to south and only 220 km d ' East to west.
Hedgehogs, rabbits, hares and bats are the mammals that you have the most chance of seeing. In remote areas, perhaps you will see a fox, a deer, an otter or a horde of wild boars. Very rare, the wolf and the Iberian lynx are among the protected species in Portugal. The Egyptian mongoose often crosses the quiet roads of the Algarve. Originally also from Africa, the extraordinary Mediterranean chameleon, which passes from bright yellow to jet black, was introduced to the country about 70 years ago. It lives in the coastal regions to the east of the Algarve and hibernates from December to March. You may see it in the spring move from branch to branch. As for the many species of birds, there are only in the reserves and natural parks that you can observe them: kestrels, flamingos, herons, spoonbills and other waders, not to mention the Spanish imperial eagle, threatened with disappearance.
A third of Portugal's plant species have been imported throughout history: grapevine, lemon, almond, carob, fig, palm, as well as the large white irises along the roads. Two trees have shaped Portugal's landscape and economy: the olive tree, which prefers the southern sun but has become acclimated to certain regions of the north, and the cork oak, which predominates in the dry plains of the Alentejo .


Vault Iberian wolf, Portugal

In a sanctuary dedicated to the safeguarding of Iberian wolves, you participate in the daily care provided to the wolves, the behavioral observations and the maintenance of the site which is ...

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