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Information: Azores celebrates National Day of the Sea
The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea was enforced on November 16, 1994. Portugal ratified the document on 14 October, 1997 and in the following year the Council of Ministers decided to adopt the November 16 as the “National Day of the Sea.” “The Sea is of unquestionable importance for the Azores, being their widest ecosystem. In order to celebrate this day, the Secretariat for... more >>

Information: 71 Villages distinguished with the Award “ECO Village: clean village 2010”
In an initiative of the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM), the “Eco Village: clean village” initiative took place from January 14 to September 30, 2010. A total of 112 Village Councils have joined the initiative, comprising the nine islands of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The “ECO Village: clean village”... more >>

Information: Government of the Azores supports winegrowers in the renewal of the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
The Government of the Azores has allocated a considerable amount to support the preservation and renewal of the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture according to the provisions of the Management Plan which was jointly approved with the Special Land Management Plan.Hence, one of the estimated financial support will be awarded to the renewal of vineyards in “currais” (small ston... more >>

Information: Government moves forward with the creation of the Flores Island Natural Park
The Government of the Azores announced on Friday the approval of a proposal for the creation of the Flores Island Natural Park, “a space with special landscape, natural and geological interest that has long claimed the respective integration in the Regional Network of Protected Areas.”When presenting the conclusions of the last meeting of the Council of the Government, held on Flores t... more >>

Information: Carlos César opens the Wild Birds Recovery Centre and says that Corvo is an example of change
Carlos César recalled the evolution in the world in recent years to draw attention to the changes that occurred in the Azores under the guidance of the Regional Government, in the areas of telecommunications, accessibilities, education, health system and social support, agriculture and other areas. As the President of the Government stressed, gone are the days when a group of dedicated people... more >>

Information: Construction of waste processing centre on Corvo started on Thursday
The President of the Government, Carlos César, presided over the ceremony to launch the first stone of the waste processing centre on Corvo on Thursday. This is a regional investment of nearly 700,000 Euros which will enable the selection and removal of all types of waste from the island, except rubble and organic waste. According to the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, who... more >>

Information: The first Cory’s Shearwater of the year
The first young Cory’s Shearwater was rescued and reported by the “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Corey’s Shearwater) Brigade. Due to the foggy weather and strong winds in the past weekend, this bird was disoriented when it fell in the backyard of a private residence in Capelo. The Brigade of the Faial Island Natural Park was promptly called to the scene and the Nature Watchers reported... more >>

Information: Azores submit application for Nematode-free Area
The Azores have the necessary conditions to request the European Union the recognition of the Nematode-free Area status (plant parasites) concerning the genera Globodera and Radopholus. The recognition of the Azores as a Protected Area will reinforce the implementation of measures to prevent the introduction and spread of these two harmful species of nematodes in the region’s soil and preven... more >>

Information: “SOS cagarro” starts in the archipelago on Friday
The “SOS Cagarro 2010” (SOS Corey’s Shearwater 2010) Campaign starts on Friday. This initiative aims to alert the population for the need to preserve this protected species which nests in the Azores. The campaign will run until 15 November, which coincides with the departure of young Cory’s Shearwaters from their nests to the first transoceanic flight. For this reason, the... more >>

Information: Washed ashore sperm whale subject of scientific study
During the next two days, researchers from the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries of the University of the Azores in a joint action with technicians from the Faial Natural Park of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea will perform the autopsy of a sperm whale washed ashore dead at the entrance of the Pico-Faial Channel and the collection of samples for scientific studies. ... more >>

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