Over time, the Madeira has demonstrated a concern and increased effort to conserve its natural heritage (ecosystems and biodiversity). Madeira presents itself as a territory of natural and cultural diversity, that is valued and awarded standing out in this scope as UNESCO BioSphere Reserves classifications:
– In 1999, the Laurissilva Forest became a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of Humanity;
– In 2011, the Municipality of Santana was awarded by UNESCO with the distinction of “Biosphere Reserve”, renewing this distinction for another 10 years in 2022;
– In 2020, the Porto Santo Island became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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