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.

Participants:

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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