Discover what corking communities are really about and the rich inheritance they enjoy; forestry work gives rise to related trades, traditional crafts live on, nature reserves are on the doorstep…

The relationship between man and the cork oak has been deeply engrained since ancient times. This manifests in unique landscapes and unique places where the ancestral way of life is still lived in multiple ways.

The values embedded in this way of life are those of a sustainable society that respects its environment and functions in harmony with it. Whether you look at it from a scenic, ecological, economic, social, historical, cultural, anthropological or scientific perspective, managing the world of cork well makes sense on every level.

You are invited to assess the potential of these resource-rich rural areas as the focus of sustainable development policies.