Water retention spaces, reforestation and grazing management in southern Portugal

General
National Id: 
Portugal_02
Site name: 
Tamera community, Monte do Cerro, Odemira Municipality (located 20 kms off the west coast in the south of the country)
Summary: 
Water retention spaces, reforestation and grazing management in southern Portugal. The ecovillage of Tamera is a community of 190 permanent residents (and more than 100 non-permanent inhabitants) living in a property in the South of Portugal (Monte do Cerro, municipality of Odemira). The application designed and implemented in this location consists of the creation of “Water Retention Landscapes” by means of the following measures: reforestation and the planting of mixed-culture ground cover vegetation; holistic grazing management; keyline design; terracing; swales; and the most well-know measure, the construction of water retention spaces in the form of decentralized lakes and ponds.
NUTS Code: 
Alentejo
RBD code: 
PTRH6
Transboundary: 
0
Longitude: 
-8.51583333333
Latitude: 
37.715
Last updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Top