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Rewilding Sudoeste
A RWSW Rewilding Sudoeste – Associação de desenvolvimento da natureza e ambiente é uma associação sem fins lucrativos, constituída no ano de 2021, em Aljezur. Read articles by this author
Paula Canha

Volunteering & Environmental Awareness

Biologist, Master’s degree in Conservation Biology, teacher at the Secundary School of Odemira. She has has been living in the municipality Odemira since 1987. Her main interests are the knowledge, dissemination and preservation of the natural values of southwest Portugal. She has participated in numerous environmental studies, ecological monitoring works and natural values mapping. She collaborates, among other projects, in the Red List of the Flora of Portugal and in the Flora-on portal (Portuguese Society of Botany). She is a co-author of several science publications. Read articles by this author
Rita Freitas
Born and raised in Lisbon, with her heart on the Alentejo coast. She runs away from the city whenever she can, or whenever she needs to. Rita is working with Rota Vicentina on communication and production of Semana ID event. After 25 years of journalism, she decided to change direction. She works as a freelancer and writes children's books. Read articles by this author
Leonor Pires

Volunteering & Environmental Awareness

Graduated in Landscape Architecture, she has always been connected to Nature. Leonor loves plants, music, crafts, drawing and walking. The Alentejo is your home. Read articles by this author
Delphine Attali
Born in Montpellier, France southern, in 1982. In 2005, he radically changes her life and settles in the Alentejo. In Rota Vicentina, she manages the ID project, with the aim of bringing the tourism sector and the local community closer together. She likes sewing, reading but also outdoor activities! Read articles by this author
João Ministro


Has coordinated several nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism projects in the Algarve, such as Via Algarviana or the Birdwatching Festival in Sagres.  Founder of Proactivetur, a tourist company and tour operator / DMC specialising in ecotourism, creative tourism and local development. Read articles by this author
Manuel Monteiro

Long Term Volunteer at Rota Vicentina Association

He was born in 1997 and has a degree in tourism. He likes the surroundings of nature, especially when there are water courses nearby! Read articles by this author
Diogo Trindade

Associate Management at Rota Vicentina Association

Born in Lisbon in 1978. He loves nature, walking, mountain biking, music and friends! Read articles by this author
Irene Nunes

Walking Trails and Volunteering areas at Rota Vicentina Association

Irene Nunes was born in France, in 1986. She graduated in International Relations, but it was in Ecotourism and Environmental Education that she found her path. Various experiences in tourism, nature, and culture inspired her journey and brought her to the Southwest of Portugal. Since 2017, she has been responsible for the Walking Trails and Volunteering areas at Rota Vicentina Association. Read articles by this author
Beatriz Silvestre

Marketing & Communication in Associação Rota Vicentina

She was born in Odemira in the Summer of 1994. She loves smiles and animals. Read articles by this author
Marta Cabral

CEO of Rota Vicentina Association

Born in Lisbon in 1975. She is CEO of Rota Vicentina Association. In his free time, he enjoys walking, cycling, reading, yoga, silence and ...parties! Read articles by this author

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18 Aug 2023 Notice Management & Maintenance

Fire on Rota Vicentina trails

Rota Vicentina trails in the areas of S. Teotónio, Odeceixe and Bordeira affected by the August 2023 fires

Irene Nunes
10 Aug 2023 Article Strategy & Sustainability

Donations campaigns post-fires August 2023

The heart of our region burnt heavily during the last few days. From south of São Teotónio to south of Odeceixe, peoples properties, [...]

Marta Cabral
24 Jun 2023 News Community

Breaking news: we have moved!

You can now find our team at our new address: Avenida Teófilo da Trindade N.º6 – Odemira (across from the playground).

Beatriz Silvestre
12 May 2023 Article Community

Rewilding the landscape: the mission of the Rewilding Southwest Association

"Transforming a landscape into a wilder state through actions that promote renaturalization" - this is what rewilding means. And Rewilding Southwest is t[...]

Rewilding Sudoeste
04 May 2023 Article Management & Maintenance

LIFE Volunteer Escapes project

The heritage of a Nature Conservation ProjectRota Vicentina was part of a pioneer nature conservation project – LIFE Volunteer Es[...]

Leonor Pires
03 Feb 2023 Article Trips

Semana ID – A very special week at Rota Vicentina, in the Southwest of Portugal

It’s not a walking festival, it is not a cultural event, it has no headliners. It’s a special week, prepared along the year with and for the Natural Pa[...]

Marta Cabral

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