Baixo Vouga Lagunar (BVL) bocage landscape, Portugal

General
National Id: 
Portugal_03
Site name: 
Baixo Vouga Lagunar Area, Aveiro District, Vouga River Estuary
Summary: 
Baixo Vouga Lagunar (BVL) bocage landscape (Portugal) This is a traditional practice in the Baixo Vouga Lagunar Area (Aveiro District, Vouga River Estuary, Portugal), since 19th century in order to protect BVL from the tidal floods. Baixo Vouga Lagunar represents a man-shaped landscape working in a dependent relationship between agricultural activities, wildlife and water regulation. BVL includes three main landscape units: bocage (smallholdings bounded by living-hedges and water ditches supplying water for crop and livestock production and also assure the drainage when there is water in excess in the fields), wetlands and open-fields.
NUTS Code: 
Centro (PT)
RBD code: 
PTRH4
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Marta Rodríguez (IMDEA Water) on the basis of information kindly provided by Ana Lillebø (Universidade de Aveiro) and Ruth Pereira (Universidade do Porto), whose valuable contribution is acknowledged and very much appreciated
Longitude: 
-8.5986756
Latitude: 
40.7099019
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top