In spring, migratory birds bolster the Portuguese black stork population and in the autumn, they leave the country for Africa. Some of them fly along the coast in an elegant manner, alternating between vigorous wingbeats and calmer moments when they glide, seemingly suspended in the sky.
Rare plant Rhaponticum exaltatum found in Penamacor
Rare and little known, Rhaponticum exaltatum, which was formerly known as Leuzea rhaponticoides, is a “Critically Endangered” plant species in Portugal. It was previously thought to be confined to a small area in Trás-os-Montes, but in 2022 it was discovered in the forests managed by the Navigator Company in Penamacor by a team from Floradata.
Extinction risk and different levels of threat
Have you ever noticed the expressions “vulnerable”, “endangered” or “extinct in the wild” which are associated with some species? The loss of biodiversity has made it more common to hear these classifications. Learn about the categorisation created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, its meaning and importance in determining a species’ extinction risk.