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Information: “SOS Cagarro” campaign started in the Azores today
The “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Cory’s Shearwater) campaign started in the Azores today in order to save thousands of these seabirds that crash on land, normally attracted and dazzled by lights.The world’s largest colony of Cory’s Shearwaters is identified in the archipelago, thereby “he have the responsibility to protect them,” as Álamo Meneses mentioned at t... more >>

Information: Region attends meeting of Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity
The first meeting of the Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity is taking place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Canary Islands. The main threats to the to the islands’ biological diversity and possible solution will debated at this event.“Climate change is, for example, a major threat as contrary to what happens in large continents, species here do n... more >>

Information: Azores welcome national final of “Environment Olympiads”
The national final of the 15th edition of the “Environment Olympiads” (Olimpiadas do Ambiente) will be held in the Azores from May 6 to May 8, with the support of the Regional Government of the Azores, the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea announced in Horta today.Álamo Meneses spoke at a press conference, which was attended by members of the organisation that mar... more >>

Information: Eradication of invasive species on Corvo has positive evaluation
Under the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Species in Sensitive Areas (PRECEFIAS) on Corvo Island, the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea in a joint effort with the Corvo Town Hall carried out another activity to research, monitor and eradicate outbreaks of invasive species, such as Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) and Canna indica (Indian Shot) this ... more >>

Information: Government assures protection of Barreiro da Faneca
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM) visited the Barreiro da Faneca on Santa Maria this morning to become acquainted with the progress of the work to remove the invasive plants from this site, which is integrated in the protected landscape of regional interest.For Álamo Meneses, the need to protect a unique landscape in the Azores is the main concern, as it was being ... more >>

Information: Regional Government supports preservation of seabirds on Corvo
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, as a partner of the “LIFE” project participates at a ceremony for the public presentation of the goals as well as of the first results of that ongoing project in the Azores, to be held at the Santa Casa da Misericórdio do Corvo today at 9 PM.The initiative, organised by the Portuguese Society for the Study of Seabirds, coor... more >>

Information: Government assures adoption of risk constraints in spatial planning
The Government of the Azores has several ongoing initiatives related to the identification, characterization and assessment of natural hazards, with the purpose of creating instruments of territorial management that integrate risk constraints. The assurance was provided by the Regional Directorate for Land Planning and Water Resources, which, according to him, is one of the main priorities of the ... more >>

Information: Beaked Whales wash ashore in the Azores
Four cetaceans, identified as Beaked Whales, washed ashore in the Santa Cruz da Lagoa beach on São Miguel in the afternoon of June 24, 2009. The animals were finally driven off the coast by the Maritime Policy and volunteers (bathers and lifeguards), moving away by their own means. A month later, 4 Sowerby’s Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon bidens) washed ashore in the Praia da Vitória ba... more >>

Information: Government announces another four panoramic leisure areas on S. Miguel
The associations and the environmentalists “should not confound scientific concepts with partisan preconceptions,” the Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures said today at the opening of the Barreiros panoramic scenic overlook and space for picnics located on the Estrada Regional da Ribeira Grande, a space that combines leisure and the landscape integration of t... more >>

Information: Toll-free roads preserve landscape integration
The construction of the toll-free roads on S. Miguel Island “was designed and is being carried out,” bearing in mind environmental concerns and the integration of the surrounding landscape. These statements were made by the Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures, who visited the section of the toll-free road to Nordeste, between Ribeirinha and the Santa Iria sce... more >>

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