An immeasurable natural wealth
It is the Singular ecosystem of the western Mediterranean region and one of 36 global biodiversity hotspots. The Montado contribute to CO2 retention, regulate the hydrological cycle, protect their areas against erosion and fire, and promote a high level of biodiversity.
The cork oak is a slow growing tree that plays an important role in CO2 capture, which is stored in its roots, leaves, trunk, and bark (cork) throughout its life.
And for each ton produced, the montado sequesters, according to recent scientific studies, more than 73 tons of CO2 (equivalent to the emissions of that gas released by a car that travels 450,000 km), which contributes strongly to fighting climate change and positively to the CARBON BALANCE.