Cultura da Vinha - Ponta da Ilha
Protected Landscape Area
This protected area occupies about 297 hectares and locates on the east end of Pico Island.
It stands out in this area the presence of several flora endemic species, some of them rare, namely Lotus azoricus, Myosotis maritima, Spergularia azorica, Corema azoricum, Picconia azorica, Juniperus brevifolia, Erica azorica, Euphorbia azorica and Daucus carota subsp. azoricus.
Regarding the fauna, highlight to the species Columba palumbus azorica, Turdus merula azorensis and Nyctalus azoreum, the only endemic mammal species of the Region.
This area integrates the territorial limits defined as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA), within the Natura 2000 network, and the Ponta da Ilha – Terra Alta Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), of the BirdLife International organization. It also constitutes a priority geosite of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark.