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Information: Notification of the Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea about environmental protection in the Azores
The Places of the region of Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira and Canary islands) were recognised as Sites of Conservation Importance (SCI) in December of 2001. These were the first sites in Europe to be officially designated as such under the EU Habitats Directive. From the time a Site has been recognised as an SCI, the Member-State must designate it as a Special Conservation Zone (SCZ), as soon as i... more >>

Information: Public works’ project in the Fajã do Calhau were not harmful
On Tuesday, the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea said, in the Azorean Parliament, that the public works in the fajã (cliff) do Calhau, on the island of São Miguel, “were not detrimental to the environment.” According to Álamo de Meneses, the project is owned by the Regional Government that is seeking nothing more than the “construction of a safe ... more >>

Regional Government extends anti-invasive species programme to each island of the AzoresInformation: Regional Government extends anti-invasive species programme to each island of the Azores
Pittosporum undulatum, hedychium gardnerianum, Ulex minor Roth, arundo donax and leycesteria are some of the invasive species that the Regional Government seeks to eradicate from several environmentally sensitive areas in the Azores with the implementation of the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Species in Sensitive Areas (PRECEFIAS). The Regional Directorate for the Envi... more >>

Carlos César considers project of energy-autonomy of great strategic importance for the AzoresInformation: Carlos César considers project of energy-autonomy of great strategic importance for the Azores
The Regional Government wishes to convey its satisfaction for the fact that the meeting of the operational committee of the Programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Portugal took place in the Azores, given that, in strategic terms, this is a very important initiative for the Region. The President himself said it after meeting with Paulo Ferrão and Stephen Connors, directors o... more >>

Regional Inspectorate of the Environment initiated 142 legal proceedingsInformation: Regional Inspectorate of the Environment initiated 142 legal proceedings
The Regional Inspectorate of the Environment (IRA) has initiated 142 legal proceedings related to the violation of environmental protection legislation. The IRA was established by the Regional Government of the Azores and endowed with the task of “assuring the highest levels of environmental well being” in the region. Funds resulting from these legal proceedings will be channelled to... more >>

Information: Hundred and forty people registered for training on used packings
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is going to promote on the 9th, 13th and 15th January in the islands of Faial, Terceira and S. Miguel, respectively, training course on management of packings and residues of packings as part of the integrated system managed by the Ponto Verde Society (SPV), which contributes to the initiative. The course, in which 140 people already enrole... more >>

Information: "Christmas Atmosphere" with puppets workshop closes year in the Angra do Heroísmo Ecoteca
The Angra do Heroísmo Ecoteca promotes, till Monday, a workshop of construction of puppets with resource to the reuse of materials and addressed at youngsters from eight years of age. The initiative, begun on Thursday, proposes like thematic contents the reflection on the consumption, the approach to the cycle of the residues (RSU) and the 3 R’s policy (Reducing, Re-using and Recycling)... more >>

Information: Ecoteca of Lagoa gives dynamism to Christmas echo-gifts studios
The Ecoteca of Lagoa, in the island of S. Miguel, is going to give dynamism, from today till the end of the month, several studios devoted to the construction of Christmas toys and gifts. Promoting the reuse of residues resorting to objects of the daily life, to let know the cycle of the recycling of different materials and spreading the environmental added values inherent to the separation of re... more >>

EcotecaInformation: First ecoteca of the Azores has new infrastructures in Pico
The first ecoteca of the Azores, which opened in October 1999 in a building of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea in Madalena do Pico, has, since last week, new infrastructures. As part of a protocol established between the Government and the local municipality, the Ecoteca of Pico changed for the building of the Municipal Stadium of Madalena. The new space, of bigger dimen... more >>

S. Jorge islandInformation: Government opens up land for tourist joint venture in zone included by the POOC of S. Jorge
The Government of the Azores decided to recognize the tourist joint venture “Aldeia da Urze” as of “relevant public interest”, opening up land for its introduction in a zone included by the Coastal Border Planning Plan (POOC) of the island of S. Jorge. The joint decree of the regional secretariats for the Economy and for the Environment and the Sea, which formalizes the at... more >>

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