Morais Natura 2000 Site

Morais Natura 2000 Site
Natura 2000 Network
Site Code: PTCON0023
Country Portugal
District Bragança District
City Macedo de Cavaleiros
 - coordinates 41°30′18″N 6°49′05″W / 41.505°N 6.818°W / 41.505; -6.818Coordinates: 41°30′18″N 6°49′05″W / 41.505°N 6.818°W / 41.505; -6.818
Area 128,780 km2 (49,722 sq mi)
Highest point
 - elevation 771 m (2,530 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 350 m (1,148 ft)

The Morais Natura 2000 Site (PTCON0023) is located in the northeast of Portugal. With an area of 12878 (ha) almost entirely in the municipality of Macedo de Cavaleiros (12219 ha), partially integrates the Azibo Reservoir Protected Landscape, extending itself thru the neighboring municipalities of Bragança (546 ha) and Mogadouro (114 ha).[1]

This average altitude mountainous area, has in its core the Morais Ophiolite Complex, one of the most representative areas of ultramafic rocks, and the largest continuous units of serpentinite in Portugal. Covered with several endemic species and communities, the site has high geological, botanical and zoological interest.[2]


  1. "Morais Natura 2000 Site" (PDF). ICNB. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. "Morais PTCO00N23 Natura 2000". Natura 2000. Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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