Nature Parks in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Macaronesia region with influences from the Sahel region, with unique climatic, geological, marine, geomorphological, botanical and zoological characteristics. These special qualities make Cape Verde a unique archipelago among all the others in the vast Atlantic area.

Its protected areas have now gained international recognition as instruments that make a vital contribution to the conservation of natural and cultural resources worldwide. As tourism is a sector destined to play a very important role in the socio-economic development of Cape Verde, the policy for protected areas should be closely linked to the tourism policy as a strategic element to differentiate Cape Verde as a tourist destination.

In Cape Verde the major populations of wild species of flora and fauna, which are endemic, indigenous and naturalised, are concentrated in potential protected areas across the archipelago. Some of these areas have values in terms of geology, geomorphology and aesthetics that are not found in other areas of the country. Apart from this, they are specific habitats for animal and vegetable species of socio-economic importance, which are at serious risk of extinction.

The nature reserves are natural spaces that vary in size, which are of special ecological and scientific interest, and which are put under special protection. They are managed in a way that aims to safeguard and restore the values that were the original motivation for declaring nature reserves.

National parks are natural spaces that present one or various ecosystems, which may or may not have been transformed by human exploitation and occupation. The vegetable and animal species, the geomorphological zones and their habitats are of special interest in scientific, socio-economic, educational and recreational terms, or simply countryside with notable aesthetic value.

Natural reserves are located on the island of Santa Luzia and all the islets that make up the archipelago of Cape Verde, specifically the islets Branco, Raso, Santa Maria, Seco or Rombo, Cima and large islet of Curral Velho and Baluarte.

There are many nature parks and protected areas in Cape Verde, some of which are quite remote. The most accessible for visitors are the following:

Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Macaronesia region with influences from the Sahel region, with unique climatic, geological, marine, geomorphological, botanical and zoological characteristics. These special qualities make Cape Verde a unique archipelago among all the others in the vast Atlantic area.

Its protected areas have now gained international recognition as instruments that make a vital contribution to the conservation of natural and cultural resources worldwide. As tourism is a sector destined to play a very important role in the socio-economic development of Cape Verde, the policy for protected areas should be closely linked to the tourism policy as a strategic element to differentiate Cape Verde as a tourist destination.

In Cape Verde the major populations of wild species of flora and fauna, which are endemic, indigenous and naturalised, are concentrated in potential protected areas across the archipelago. Some of these areas have values in terms of geology, geomorphology and aesthetics that are not found in other areas of the country. Apart from this, they are specific habitats for animal and vegetable species of socio-economic importance, which are at serious risk of extinction.

The nature reserves are natural spaces that vary in size, which are of special ecological and scientific interest, and which are put under special protection. They are managed in a way that aims to safeguard and restore the values that were the original motivation for declaring nature reserves.

National parks are natural spaces that present one or various ecosystems, which may or may not have been transformed by human exploitation and occupation. The vegetable and animal species, the geomorphological zones and their habitats are of special interest in scientific, socio-economic, educational and recreational terms, or simply countryside with notable aesthetic value.

Natural reserves are located on the island of Santa Luzia and all the islets that make up the archipelago of Cape Verde, specifically the islets Branco, Raso, Santa Maria, Seco or Rombo, Cima and large islet of Curral Velho and Baluarte.

There are many nature parks and protected areas in Cape Verde, some of which are quite remote. The most accessible for visitors are the following:

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