Montis – Nature Conservation Association  

MONTIS – Nature Conservation Association is an environmental non-governmental organisation (ENGO), which is non -profit and has a national scope. MONTIS was founded on the 23th of March 2014 and is based in Vouzela, a district of Viseu. As of January 2020, MONTIS has 473 associates and manages 178,2 ha – which comprise 26 properties in the centre of Portugal.

The main objectives of MONTIS are to ensure the development of natural processes, to promote conservation of native species, to manage in a considered manner forest fires and other natural damages and to increase the value of biodiversity.

We currently manage 178,2 hectares of land.

For more biodiversity and greater resilience to fire.

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What drives us


To promote biodiversity through sustainable management of natural heritage, engaging, transparent and open to all.


To manage properties to increase the value of biodiversity.


Bring nature and biodiversity conservation to all, in a transparent and open manner.


Focus on the purchase and concrete management of properties, with a long-term vision, and a flexible strategy, based on an analysis of tangible results.