Established in 2011, Flores Nature Park has the mission to manage the island’s protected areas, in order to preserve and value its natural heritage, of great biological, geological and cultural value.
The Park has several classified protected areas that cover approximately a third of the island’s total area, distributed by three Nature Reserves, one Natural Monument, three Protected Areas for the Management of Habitats or Species, one Protected Landscape Area and one Protected Area of Resources Management. It also includes several areas classified in the Natura 2000 network, various Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs), one Ramsar Site under the Ramsar Convention and six priority geosites of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark.
There are available to its visitors the Boqueirão Environmental Interpretation Centre and four walking trails and a great route that go through several protected areas.
Flores Island entered the World Network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on 27 May 2009, joining Corvo and Graciosa Islands.