Pico do Boi
Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species
With about 217 hectares, this protected area is characterized by the presence of aesthetic and cultural values in a traditional humanized landscape of the island’s cattle ranches, on lands with a high level of waterlogging.
In this zone, persist natural habitats protected by the Habitats Directive, such as forested peatbogs and Laurel Forest, where occurs species such as Laurus azorica, Juniperus brevifolia, Prunus azorica, Morella faya, Erica azorica, Vaccinium cylindraceum, Viburnum treleasei, Myrsine africana and Picconia azorica.
This area integrates a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) within the Natura 2000 network.