Biogenetic Reserves Network of the Council of Europe in Portugal mainland. These reserves were integrated into the National Network of Protected Areas, so this dataset at this time has only a historical character.These dataset relates only to biogenetic reserves that are located in marine, estuarine and coastal environments.
This Biosphere Reserve includes the totality of the Berlengas archipelago, as well as the adjacent marine area to a maximum depth of 520m. The importance of Berlengas as an island ecosystem, the biological value of the surrounding marine area, the botanical interest, its role as a place of passage and habitat of migratory waterbirds and the presence of interesting underwater archaeological heritage give the Berlengas an obvious ecological and cultural interest. In this dataset are included 3 levels of zone protection: Core Zone; Buffer zone; Transition zone. The use of this resource does not exempt the consultation of the official documents.