The home of the cork oak.
1 million football fields – It may seem impossible but on a gigantic surface that big, the cork oak grows in Portugal, the largest producer and supplier of cork all over the world. About half of the world’s annual cork demand comes from the Montados, the Portuguese cork oak forests. Flora and fauna have a natural and ongoing interplay: 160 species of bird and approximately 40 species of mammal are part of a healthy, wonderfully functioning ecosystem, of which there are only a few in Europe. More than 20,000 different plant species feel at home there.