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Caldeira do Faial – 50 years of Nature Reserve

Caldeira do Faial – 50 years of Nature Reserve

March 20, 2022 - 3 p.m. | 4:30 p.m.

On 7 March 1972, through Decree no. 78/72, the first protected area of the Azores was created, the Caldeira do Faial (caldera).

Although it is the youngest caldera of the Region, with about 1000 years, it houses two-thirds of the Archipelago's vascular flora, in a perfect state of conservation, and endemic fauna to Faial and the Azores.

It is a biodiversity sanctuary where it is possible to find unique and rare species, such as the arthropod 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘻𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘴, exclusively endemic to Caldeira do Faial, and the orchid 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘢, one of the rarest in Europe. It is, thus, important to ensure access control and conduct rules for visitors, compatible with the goals that justified the classification of that territory as a protected area.


20 March | 15h00 – 16h00

Interpretative visit to Caldeira do Faial

Meeting point: Caldeira do Faial Car Park

Limited registrations until 15h00 of 18 March, through the email: [email protected]

ℹ️ During the activity, you must comply with the proper social distancing and respiratory etiquette.

Promotion: Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change

Activity included in the Azores Junior Park Ranger Programme.


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