Meseta Iberica Biosphere Reserve (Portugal)

Migration in RBT Meseta Ibérica

Where we are

The territory of the Meseta Ibérica Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (MI TBR) presents a landscape with great historical, cultural and natural richness. These elements are a perfect base for the rural regeneration and local development of the area. Meseta Ibérica TBR is determined to achieve socio-economic development in the territory that is sustainable and preserves the natural heritage.


One of the great fragilities of this territory is the demographic depression and abandonment of the rural environment. By attracting young adults to the area, using traditional activities and the natural heritage of the area, this trend of depopulation can be reversed.

Within the RURITAGE project, EGCT ZASNET, the entity that manages the RBT MI, intends to benefit from the exchange of scientific knowledge, its logistic functions and its applicability in ecosystem conservation, and economic and social development to regenerate the region.

Rural Heritage

It is their mission to provide the inhabitants of the territory with tools for their economic and consequently social sustainability, thus promoting the valuation of their authenticity; to be unique and to value this. Highlighting the region’s distinctive factors, biodiversity, local ecosystems and products of excellence, it allows them to promote the Meseta Ibérica TBR as a destination for “green tourism”.