European Day of Natural Parks
The European Natural Parks Day is celebrated on May 24 because it was on that date, in 1909, that Sweden became the first European country to protect several areas of its territory as natural parks.
In 1999, the Federation of Nature and National Parks of Europe (EUROPARC) decided to institute that date as the European Day of Natural Parks, to celebrate Protected Areas across Europe.
A natural park is a category of protected area with natural, semi-natural and humanized landscapes of national interest. With the objective of conserving and valuing biological and/or cultural diversity.
This protection makes it possible to promote harmonious interaction between Humans and Nature.
The commemoration of this day also serves to include Parks and Protected Areas in discussions on the future of a safer, greener and more sustainable Europe.
At Future Eco Surf School we often hold classes on the west coast of the Algarve.
Cordoama, Bordeira, Amado and Arrifana beaches are just some of the beaches included in the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park.
This Park was created in 1995, being one of the most important protected areas in Portugal.
This importance is due to its unique fauna and floristic value.
This protected area is about 100 km long, covering 4 municipalities (Sines, Odemira, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo).
Always surf with awareness where you are…