Ökosystem Ria Formosa


Lagoon of the Ria Formosa

Lagoon of the Ria Formosa

A cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) looking for nourishment in the shallow water of the lagoon


Ria Formosa: Ecotour

Ria Formosa: Ecotour

A tour by boat across the Ria Formosa, guided by a local biologist, is a fascinating experience to discover the habitat of the lagoon and the islands.


Ria Formosa: CEAM

Ria Formosa: CEAM

Information panel at the entrance to the "Centro de Educação Ambiental de Marim" (Centre of maritime environmental education). The centre, located at the eastern exit of Olhao near the N125, informs about the economical and ecological importance of the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa.


Boat tour

Boat tour

This is the boat for the tour in the unique landscape of the Ria Formosa


CEAM: Info Centre

CEAM: Info Centre

This exhibition depicts the incredible richness and variety of the mollusc fauna of the Ria Formosa.


Ilha da Culatra: Storks

Ilha da Culatra: Storks

The Ria Formosa is a great territory for the many storks nesting in Faro ans on the islands.


Oyster banks

Oyster banks

Many families in the Ria Formosa area make their living from rearing clams. The past few years have seen a renewed interest in oyster cultivation, as a result of the gradual increase in market price. Both Portuguese cupped oysters and French `huitres´ re

 

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Quinta do Lago:  Lagoon

Quinta do Lago: Lagoon

The lagoon of the Ria Formosa is a paradise for many water bird species.

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