May 1 to 10, 2009
The Ria Formosa is a lagoon system that can be classified as a complex barrier estuary. Spreading along more than 18 thousand ha, it is a Natural Park
classified as a Ramsar Site, a wetland of international ecological importance. The Ria is bordered by a dune system, that protects extended areas of marsh and sludge traps, and shelters high level permanent and migrant biodiversity.
Supported by the Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, the Grupo do Risco visited the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa in 2009, exploring
the wetland and the mud platforms. Vast marches and a myriad of plants, birds, fish species and crustaceans were models to sketch and photograph.
Catarina França, Filipe Franco, Filipe Martinho, Henrique Queiroga, João Catarino, Marco Nunes Correia, Marcos Oliveira, Nádia Torres, Pedro Fernandes, Pedro Mendes, Pedro Salgado, Steve Stoer
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade