NATURAL PLACES OF INTEREST IN SOUSA VALLEY
We undertook a project with the objective to define proper methodologies for the management of natural heritage in rural places. We have applied and tested these methodologies in the river basin of the Sousa river. We expect that this will result in the classification of two areas of natural interest (regional or local), which will be integrated in the national network of protected areas. We defined seven areas that have the potential for recovering their nature and (eventually) conservation. The overall objective was to obtain a regional strategy for the conservation of nature and create a continuum of interesting nature in the watershed area.