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Naturtejo Geopark - Portugal

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Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark located in Central Portugal is devoted to understanding how the landscape evolved for over 600 million years, in order to foster sustainable development of local communities

Climate changes left their marks in outstanding geological sites for millions of years. However, in the last 20 years, large areas of the geopark have been affected by an increasing number of wildfires that threaten natural resources and cultural heritage. This seriously affects the development of rural areas and puts in danger our lives, our families and patrimony. 

Naturtejo will focus on fostering individual and societal interconnections through inclusive social and cultural exchanges, including strategies to promote inclusion of all society groups and social cohesion in all Disaster Risk Management phases.

  • SyRI framework: Social Interaction and Inclusiveness
  • Main Hazards: Wildfires
  • Other Hazards: Heatwaves
First round of onsite activities in Portugal, between the 22 and 23 April 2024