Generations of ancestors have settled in our valley for its healing spring water and fertile lands. This is a landscape of terraced gardens and forests with a history of inhabitants for at least 10,000 years – from the Lusitani who built the megalithic temple of Fraga da Pena, to the Romans, the Moors, and the modern era.
We will convert this valley into a Biodiversity Park, a special area for rewilding and nature discovery. With minimum intervention and maximum protection, nature will regenerate and rebalance herself. The best indicators of ecological regeneration are improving soil quality and increasing biodiversity. Recovering biodiversity leads to more birds, insects, wild animals, an increasing range of plant life, and the soil becoming richer in microorganisms, providing the basis for entire eco-system recovery. And who knows it will lead to the return of the wolves in Vale das Lobas.