Established in 2011, the Flores Nature Park’s mission is to manage the island’s protected areas, in order to preserve and value its natural heritage, of great biological, geological and cultural value.
Flores Island includes several areas classified in the Natura 2000 network, one Ramsar Site and six priority geosites. It entered the World Network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on 27 May 2009, joining Corvo and Graciosa Islands.
Its Nature 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.
There are available to its visitors the Boqueirão Environmental Interpretation Centre and four walking trails that go through several protected areas.