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  • The atlas of breeding birds in Portugal provide information about distribution at certain moment in breeding species in mainland Portugal. In the cases where it is possible also characterize the abundance of national populations of these species. In the present CDG, the data relate only to marine and coastal birds.

  • The Biosphere Reserves are samples representing of marine, land or coastal ecosystems, promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. Internationally recognized (UNESCO Man & Biosphere Programme), designated by national governments and remaining under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Throughout its zonation (core, buffer and transition) have to promote three functions: conservation of natural and cultural heritage, sustainable development, dissemination and knowledge. Only the core area requires legal protection and may correspond to a pre-existing protected area as a reserve or natural park. This dataset relates only to the marine and/or coastal biosphere reserves.

  • Protection zones map of the Management plan of the Santo André and Sancha Lagoons Natural Reserve published by the RCM n.º 117/2007 of 23 August and by the Declaration of Rectification No 90/2007 of 16 October 2007. Represents one of the map produced in the space planning phase of the Plan and it is divided in two (map No. 43a and map no 43b) published at 1: 25000 scale. Delimits space classes, depending on the dominant use and establishing operative units of planning and management. The use of this resource does not exempt the consultation of the official documents.

  • This dataset refers to the wild bird species, identifying the species and their distribution, that causes specific attention under the PSRN2000. Noteworthy are (i) the globally threatened species; (Ii) threatened species at European level and whose distribution is confined to Europe; (Iii) those who, being threatened in Europe but having a wider distribution, have unfavorable laws in Portugal, and (iv) all species with threatened status in Portugal and which are included in Annex I of the Birds Directive. In this case it was considered only the aquatic and marine birds belonging to special protection areas (SPAs) marine, estuarine and coastal waters.

  • Important Bird Areas, or IBAs, are areas designated according to objective criteria defined by BirdLife International. They are priority sites for conservation of endangered birds. They are assumed internationally and identified through the application of scientific criteria. They are also considered strategic points for bird watching. The IBAs considered in this dataset refer only to sites located in marine and coastal areas.

  • Location spots of geological elements with recognized scientific, educational, aesthetic and cultural value. This dataset relates only to the geosites of Portugal mainland on marine and / or coastal locations..

  • This dataset was prepared under the Sectoral Plan of Natura 2000, corresponding to the level 3 of the natural habitats of comunity interest listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive. This dataset only concernes to the marine and coastal habitats.

  • Protection zones map of the Management plan of the Arrábida Natural Park published by the RCM n.º 141/2005 of 23 August. Represents one of the map produced in the space planning phase of the Plan, published at 1:25000 scale. Delimits space classes, depending on the dominant use and establishing operative units of planning and management. The use of this resource does not exempt the consultation of the official documents.

  • Management Plan of the North Coast Natural Park published by the RCM n.º 175/2008, dated 24 November. Represents one of the map (draft no26) produced in the Space Planning phase of the Plan, published at 1: 25000 scale. Delimits space classes, depending on the dominant use and establishing operative units of planning and management. The use of this resource does not exempt the consultation of the official documents.

  • Protection zones map integrated on the Management Plan of Ria Formosas Natural Park published by the RCM n.º 78/2009, dated 2 September. Represents one of the map produced in the Space Planning phase of the Plan, published at 1: 25000 scale. Delimits space classes, depending on the dominant use and establishing operative units of planning and management. The use of this resource does not exempt the consultation of the official documents.