The Natura 2000 Passport allows for a new way to know the largest network of protected areas in the world – the Natura 2000 network.
It is a digital passport that will take you on a technological and sensorial journey through the Natura 2000 Network in Portugal.
In this journey you will use the Passport as a tool that will provide access to useful and diverse information about biodiversity, local heritage and communities, allowing you to discover and cross the boundaries of the Natura 2000 Network.
To make this journey memorable the app, like in an old analogical passport, has a section where stamps can be collected. Taking the form of QR Codes, these will be distributed along the territory, in places of remarkable importance.
In each of these points you will be able to scan the QR Codes and put a stamp on your Passport. By doing that you will mark your passage and unlock new contents, only accessible at the site.
This way, the more you visit, the more you will know about the Natura 2000 Network. And that knowledge will be side by side with the experiences and memories that only journeys can provide.
Those with a gaming spirit will also be able to take part in a healthy competition. Their names will be in a ranking, alongside the ones who get the highest number of stamps on the Passport.
Chasco-preto - Oenanthe leucura
Lobo-ibérico - Canis lupus signatus
A Máscara e o Mascarilheiro
To allow travellers to know a specific part of the Portuguese territory, the Natura 2000 Network, and in this manner create awareness to questions related to biodiversity and heritage conservation, always with a great focus on sustainability.
During the expedition through these unique landscapes, the Passport will also work like a logbook. In it you will be able to leave your contribution, by reporting problems that you detect, or suggesting changes that promote improvement.
With the Passport that you now hold you can start by discovering, from this very moment, the sites of Minas de Santo Adrião and Douro Internacional, any place you might be.
But the best way to know the Natura 2000 Network is by traveling across it. In that regard, it is not different from any other natural landscape. You really need to go, see and feel it.
The Natura 2000 Network is a welcoming host and the Passport will be your guide and companion on this journey.
Let us begin?
Uliana de Castro e Rui Dias
Cláudia Costa, Uliana de Castro, kamo_from_sky, Pedro Rego, Hugo Marques, Roberto Corvino, João Santos, Diniz Cortes/Wildscape, Mónica Salgado, Gonçalo Mota, Alberto Pires, Iván Gutiérrez, Gaëlle Carvalho, Flora on, Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro e Wikimedia Commons