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São Miguel Nature Park, established in 2008, is constituted by protected areas directed to the conservation of the most representative elements of biodiversity and geodiversity, with the objective of environmental sustainability, conservation, protection and management.

Due to its climate and geomorphological conditions, São Miguel Island presents a high variety of landforms, ecosystems and habitats, some of which, because of their importance, rarity and sensibility, are classified as geosites of Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Ramsar Sites and are integrated into the Natura 2000 network. Adapted to the geographic, environmental and cultural features, political and administrative territory, the protected areas of the Nature Park include two Nature Reserves, three Natural Monuments, eleven Protected Areas for the Management of Habitats or Species, two Protected Landscape Areas and five Protected Areas of Resources Management.

The Nature Park has available to its visitors the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, the Furnas Research and Monitoring Centre, the Pineapple Culture Interpretation Centre and the Lagoa das Sete Cidades Park’s Shop, as well as walking trails that go through several protected areas.

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