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Ponta de São Lourenço - Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal
N 32° 44.537 W 016° 41.008
28S E 342272 N 3623970
Quick Description: Natural reserve in the northeast of Madeira Island.
Location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/29/2019 11:59:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM109X4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Ponta de São Lourenço's Natural Reserve

This is the most eastern peninsula of the island of Madeira, 9 km long and 2 km wide, including the two islands Ilhéu da Cevada and Ilhéu da Ponta de São Lourenço.
Ponta de São Lourenço's vegetation is very special and unique within ‘Macaronesia’, not because it is untouched but for the presence of important groups of endemic flora that are confined to this area.
Apart from the rich vegetation, this reserve is home to many bird species and even sea lions that can occasionally be seen here.

The Ponta de São Lourenço was declared a nature reserve in 1982 and later included in the European Union's Natura 2000 network under the Habitats Directive. It is part of the Parque Natural da Madeira and is one of the eight Important Bird Areas in the region.
Park Name: Ponta de São Lourenço

Historic/Cultural Park: no

Natural Park: yes

Recreation Area: yes

Wildlife Refuge: yes

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Other

Other Type Detail: Casa do Sardinha

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2019 To: 12/31/2019

Hiking: yes

Camping: no

Bicycling: no

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Rock Climbing: yes

Fishing: no

Other Park Type not listed above: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Swimming: Not Listed

Other Activities: Not listed

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