Mata da Margaraça has burned (2017)

The fires of October 2017 burned the emblematic Mata da Margaraça.

Mata da Margaraça, in central Portugal, is considered to be the most notable Portuguse Laurel forest in the Iberian Peninsula. Integrated in the Protected Area of Serra do Açor, it is marked by the enormous beauty associated with a perennial forest, so rare in our country.

Unfortunately, in the fires of October 2017, more than 90% of the area burned, although in many places the fire was of low intensity.

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Before the fires in 2017

After de fires in 2017