Golf Business News-Madeira golfers welcome UNESCO status in Porto Santo – GOLF Sports

Madeira’s Porto Santo golfers become one with nature after the island has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The magnificent island has recently become one of 25 new locations named in the global network of biosphere reserves, rich in more than 2,000 species that are allowed to thrive with human activity.

Porto Santo GolfDesigned by Seve Ballesteros and opened in 2009 and 2011, the Madeira host is a perfect example of the harmony between human activity and wildlife, built in 2004 with great care in preserving existing landscapes. is.

The course is dotted with lakes and natural habitats, and the northern route of the course lies on stunning cliffs, near the stunning Porto Santo Beach. A variety of marine life is breeding nearby, including loggerhead turtles, the world’s rarest seal, and the Mediterranean monk seal.

Tourism is a very important part of the economy, and Porto Santo’s efforts emphasize how two factors can prosper in harmony with sustainable management. The least populated island in the archipelago, 11 km long and 6 km wide, it boasts a spectacular golden beach that covers almost the entire south coast.

A spokeswoman said: “Guests visit Madeira and Porto Santo and enjoy peace and tranquility. Nature is a big part of the experience, especially for golfers.

“We are honored to be selected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This demonstrates our commitment. It remains a major priority for all of us and future generations will enjoy its importance. It is our duty to maintain this so that it can be understood in. “

Located about 1,000 km from mainland Europe and just 500 km from the continent of Africa, the island’s destinations have a surprisingly mild climate from 25 ° C in summer to 17 ° C in winter, with very mild average temperatures. , Humidity is medium. , A perfect year-round place for golf breaks.

Madeira, also known as the “Eternal Spring Island,” has a population of only 260,000. At the same latitude as Morocco, the Atlantic archipelago has a subtropical climate, rich volcanic soils, and a unique ecosystem. It is one of the only places on earth where banana trees grow next to the vineyards.

In 1999, the archipelago was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and five areas were designated as nature reserves. The Madeira Nature Reserve covers virtually two-thirds of the banned main island.

– GOLF Sports

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