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Information: Government participates in Public Consultation on the future of the LIFE+ Programme
In accordance with the principle of active and constructive participation, the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Directorate for Maritime Affairs, participated in the internet public consultation on the future of the LIFE+ Programme regarding the financing of environmental protection and species recovery activities, mostly addressed at the European Natura 2000 Network. This Natura 20... more >>

Information: Regional Government awards prizes to the 71 winning villages in the competition “Eco Village: clean village”
The initiative “Eco Village: clean village” took place from January 14 to September 30, 2010 and it was implemented with the purpose of promoting a good environmental behaviour within the space of the participating villages by recognising and distinguishing the efforts undertaken by Parish Councils in the cleansing, removal, transportation and delivery of waste to its appropriate final... more >>

Information: Dolphin washed ashore in Mosteiros
A Risso’s dolphin washed ashore in the village of Mosteiros on the island of São Miguel on Sunday afternoon. Promptly, the joint efforts of the technical and human resources of the entities involved in the rescue operation, particularly of the Maritime Police, the biologists form the University of the Azores, members of SPENA (environmental police) and GNR (republican national guard) as... more >>

Information: Government promotes school competition “Natural Resources for Sustainability”
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM) is promoting a school competition, “Natural Resources for Sustainability,” which is divided into two sub-themes: the Biosphere Reserve and Azores Geopark. The initiative was organised in the context of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 (DNEDS) and the transition from the Internati... more >>

Information: Government promotes Waste Week in the Azores
In an unprecedented initiative, in which more than three dozen operations are scheduled across the archipelago, the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, promotes the first Waste Week in the Azores form November 22 to 26. With a series of initiatives organised on all islands in partnerships with several organisations, this initiative aims to in... more >>

Information: Nearly half of Azorean villages distinguished in the “Eco village: clean village” competition
Nearly half of the 154 Azorean villages were distinguished in the public cleaning competition which was organised by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea this year with the purpose of promoting a general removal of non-controlled waste in the archipelago. According to the Regional Director for the Environment, the initiative “Eco Village: clean village,” which took ... more >>

Information: Regional Government departments produce less waste
Several Regional Government departments are producing less waste, which demonstrates the success of the measures implemented under the Plager.GOV. The information was provided by the Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, on the sidelines of a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of Plager.GOV – Waste Management Plan for the Regional Autonomous Administration Services &... more >>

Information: Diploma establishing legal framework to assess environmental impact and licensing published
The legislative decree establishing a legal framework to assess the environmental impact and licensing in the Azores comes into force on December 2. With 136 articles and 13 attachments, this extensive decree, published in the Official Journal on Wednesday, stipulates the legal framework to regulate the assessment of the effects of some plans and programmes on the environment as well as the assess... more >>

Information: “SOS Cagarro” campaign rescued this year 3712 birds in the Azores
The “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Cory’s Shearwater) campaign, which took place over the last six weeks, has saved 3712 young Cory’s Shearwater in the Azores, announced the Regional Director for Sea Affairs in Horta on Tuesday. The information was provided by Frederico Cardigos at the public presentation of the final results of this campaign during a ceremony to celebrate the Nation... more >>

Information: Waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the Azores
An effective waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the sustainability of the archipelago, stated the Regional Director for the Environment in Praia da Vitória on Monday. João Bettencourt spoke during the seminar on “Tourism and Environment,” promoted by the Praia da Vitória City Hall through the municipal company Praia em Movimento. The Regiona... more >>

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