Ria Formosa

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

Sponsored by:

Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade

Grupo do Risco - Associação sem fins lucrativos

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