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Sugar Rush Film

Documentary filming at our vulture hide

A few days ago, we had been helping on a new documentary production, this time for a Dutch producer, Sugar Rush Film, that wanted to include a few scenes from vultures at the feeding-station. So, after an early start, with a detailed preparation, we had to wait a while for the main actors. The rainy [...]
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Nature First Bronze Partner

Commitment to the principles of Nature First

Recently, Wildlife Portugal joined the initiative Nature First - The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography, a community that seeks to alert to the impact of nature photography, promoting the protection and preservation of the natural world through inspiration, education, and seeking to bring together all those who produce photography and video in nature - empowering [...]
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Rewilding Training for Tourism

Rewilding training and certification

  Rewilding training for tourism In November 2020, taking advantage of a period of limited activity and preparing for the post-Covid future, we took part in an exclusive online training course promoted by Rewilding Europe in partnership with the European Safari Company and Nature Tourism Development to train guides on the rewilding philosophy in its [...]
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rewilding portugal

Rewilding Portugal and Wildlife Portugal

In the course of a partnership between Rewilding Portugal (RP) and Wildlife Portugal (WP), RP recently published a video about their work in the area, with a special focus on the conservation of the Iberian Wolf. WP has participated in this documentary by exemplifying how nature related business, in this case nature tourism, can be […]

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Chestnuts

Chestnuts

Autumn is also the time for some wild fruits, like chestnuts, which is common and well appreciated in many mountain areas of Portugal. It was of major importance on the rural communities of the old days, as it represented an important source of food that could be used throughout the year. Nowadays, chestnut woods represent [...]
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Zêzere Glacier Valley - Estrela Mountain

Zêzere Glacier Valley

Summer image of the Zêzere Glacier Valley About 30,000 years ago, the appearance of this location was considerably different. Provided by the strict Wurm climate, Estrela Mountain reached its glacier peak in the highest altitudes. The mass of ice that carved and covered the Zêzere Valley surpassed 300 meters thickness. This one was fed by [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Sustainable Jungle visit and interview

Interview to Wildlife Portugal and exploring Faia Brava Reserve Last February, we have hosted Lyall and Joy, a young couple native from South Africa and founders of the communication project Sustainable Jungle, a platform to promote awareness for the preservation and protection of wildlife and the environment, to inspire others to find value in nature, […]

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Mediterranean scrub

Mediterranean scrub

Colors of Autumn in the Mediterranean scrub The slopes along the valley of Douro Internacional Nature Park, in some parts covered by Mediterranean scrub, are now colorful due to the season and the plants that compose this vegetation formation. It is mostly Turpentine Tree (Pistacia terebinthus), that acquires orange and red colors and make an [...]
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Red Kite

Red Kite

Red Kite is now a common bird at our hide As winter establishes so some wintering birds choose our region. Is the case of the Red Kite, a bird of prey, which numbers increase during the cold season. Being also a scavenger, they also use the vulture feeding-station for food supply. They are now a [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Griffon and moon from our hide

From our hide's window we have the opportunity to observe the approaching of the vultures, having several ways of photographing them in flight. In some special times of the year, we get the moon visible in the morning sky, just in front of us. You just have to wait for that moment when a vulture [...]
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