|Cork oak forests support one of the highest levels of biodiversity among forest habitats, as well as the highest diversity of plants found anywhere in the world.
In cork oak landscapes, plant diversity can reach 135 species every 1000 square metre. Many have aromatic, culinary or medicinal value.
Cork oak landscapes contain more than 30 different brackens, some of them very rare. Cork oak microflora has many fungus species.
The Cork oak forests ensure a great biodiversity of wild fauna, of which 24 species of reptiles and amphibians, more than 160 bird species and 37 mammal species.
Source: Forest Stewardship Council - www.fsc.org