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Costa das Velas

Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species

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Land area of about 62 hectares, covering the entire southern coast from the jetty of Marina das Velas to Urzelina. This area classified as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), is very important because many species of seabirds nest on the high slopes, such as Calonectris borealis. Regarding the flora, are specimens of Morella faya, Erica azorica and Picconia azorica.

Classifications:

Biosphere Reserve

IBA

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