Situated near the Vale do Guadiana Natural Park, the land has been left to rewild, with the help of some native tree planting and habitat restoration. Using native grazing animals, including the endangered Sorraia horse, as drivers of habitat creation, plus restoration of the natural tributary of the Guadiana river, we intend to restore its natural wildlife.
The longterm vision is to expand this area into surrounding areas via ecological corridors, to regenerate the whole area, creating a wilder habitat for native, endangered species.
Breed and release programs for the European rabbit and the red-legged partridge will provide crucial food for the reintroduced Iberian Lynx, already seen close to the area.
Many important Iberian species are already found on the site, furthering the need to protect this area.
Nature tourism is more popular than ever and rewilding offers an answer to so many environmental issues; biodiversity loss, species extinctions and climate change, not to mention the physical and mental wellbeing that comes from immersion in pure nature. The traditional, farmhouse buildings provide boutique, yet traditional accommodation.
All food is sustainable and organically grown on the land. Native goat and sheep species provide milk and cheese making courses are available on request. Why not get back to the simple life and learn some traditional crafts such as basket weaving or Portuguese pottery?
Guided walking or horse-back safaris (on a true Sorraia breed horse) are available during your stay as well as trail bike or e-bike rentals. The more adventurous guest can rent bicycles for the trip or collect you once you're done. Why not use Re-Vive as a refreshing stop-off before your grand finale to Mertola or Alcoutim?
Visit the vulture feeding sites, where you can see Griffon and Black vulture species feeding close-up. Monitoring stations and hides give an inside view of our Cinereous vulture or Imperial eagle nesting sites.
Alongside indepth infographics on the local biodiversity, that can be found along the trails, there is also an on-site conservation education area where you can learn more about the process of rewilding and our species conservation programmes.
We are working with registered Charity: the Whole Wild World to make the world whole and wild again..
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Find out more here: www.wholewildworld.org