Continuing the participation of SOMAR, invited by the Oceano Azul Foundation in December 2020, in the preparation of a proposal for a Marine Protected Area of Community Interest in the Algarve, on February 5, 2021 the association participated in the session by videoconference to present the final proposal of MPA. 

On May 7th, at the University of Algarve, the dossier of the proposal for the creation of the AMPIC – Marine Protected Area of Community Interest, with the denomination of NATURAL MARINE PARK OF THE ALGARVE RECIFE – PEDRA DO VALADO, was delivered to the Government. The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of the Sea received in hand, through the representatives of CCMAR and the Oceano Azul Foundation, all the documentation produced throughout the participatory process, including the positions that the various entities sent, after the final presentation session.

Already on November 5, 2021 SOMAR participated in the session of debate on the proposed Marine Natural Park of the Algarve Reef – Pedra do Valado, which took place in the auditorium of the Center for Environmental Education of Marim, Quelfes – Olhão, along with other entities at the invitation of the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests ICNF.

For more information, go to Marine Protected Area of Community Interest in the Algarve | – CCMAR – (