The commitment that aimed and still supports the founders in their 7 days a week work is combining sustainable farming practices with the ecological development of the landscape and the preservation of the local biodiversity. The production of high quality oak cork, the main economic activity of the farm, is supported by different actions which aim to both conserve the native habitat and educate present and future generations, the Foundation is nowadays committed to different projects focusing on ecosystem conservation, protection of natural resources, conservation of native plants and animals. Many actions of the Foundation are essential to integrate the south-western European heritage and protect biodiversity from threats, such as desertification.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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