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Information: Faial Natural Park receives 30,000 visitors since beginning of 2010
The Faial Natural Park is a structure that entered into operation earlier this year and comprises all classified areas on the island, including six pedestrian trails and five visiting centres, the “Casa do Parque,” the Botanical Garden, the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre, the Porto Pim Whale Factory and the “Casa do Cantoneiro.” The integration of these structures... more >>

Information: Avi-fauna achieves success on Corvo Avi-fauna achieves success on Corvo
The public meeting to present results and award prizes for environmental activity took place on the occasion of the external evaluation LIFE + project “Sanctuary Islands for seabird.” This project aims to promote activities that safeguard seabirds and encourage its sustainable use, especially regarding to nature tourism. The main activities developed under this project include the cons... more >>

Information: Promotion of Azorean biodiversity is an opportunity for sustainable development
The Regional Director for Environment attended the closing session of a Seminar on the “Management of Azorean Biodiversity” held on Monday at the University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada. This event was organised by the Regional Council of the Biologists’ Association. The lectures focused on the following themes: biological diversity, tools for their management, the Island Natu... more >>

Information: First Assessment Report of the Land Management Plan of Sete Cidades Crater Lake Hydrographic Basin concluded
Under the assessment process of the Land Management Plans of the Hydrographic Basins of Azorean Crater Lakes, the Regional Directorate for Spatial Planning and Water Resources has concluded the 1st Assessment Report of the Land Management Plan of the Sete Cidades Crater Lake Hydrographic Basin regarding 2009.The main goal is to evaluate its efficiency, by verifying the compliance with the projects... more >>

Information: Land Management Plans of hydrographic basins to cover all crater lakes in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, Álamo Meneses, signed a contract for drafting the Land Management Plan of the Lagoa do Fogo, Congro, São Brás and Serra Devassada Crater Lakes on São Miguel Island which, in addition to the plans already approved or ongoing, completes the set of land management tools for the crater lakes in the Azores. With an estimated in... more >>

Information: Environmental Licensing in the Azores
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, known as environmental licensing or IPPC, aims at avoiding or, at least, reducing the air, water or soil pollutant emissions, as well as preventing and controlling noise and waste production, in order to reach a higher level of environmental protection. Its juridical system is consecrated in the so-called IPPC Directive, which has opportunely been t... more >>

Information: Pico Mountain closed due to bad weather
Taking into account that the weather forecast predicts adverse weather conditions, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea informs that the access to the Pico Mountain will be temporarily closed on August 26 from 4 PM to 3 PM of the following day. The forecast predicts heavy rains and strong winds. Although the deterioration of weather conditions for the Central Group will take pl... more >>

Information: Government develops electronic platform for regular evaluation and dissemination of greenhouse gas emissions
Given the need to develop a global action plan to tackle climate change and acknowledging the role that all agents responsible for territorial management may play in this joint action intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the reduction of adverse effects and adaptation to the phenomena resulting from climate change, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is developin... more >>

Information: Government invests 350 thousand Euros in the implementation of the Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores
With the signing of the contract leading to the implementation of water resources management plans for the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, Pico, Faial, São Jorge, Flores and Corvo, the Regional Government has assured the definition of the necessary framework for drafting the Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores which started with the drafting of the water resources manageme... more >>

Information: Extraction of inert materials in first place in the Environmental Impact Assessment in the Azores
In May 2000, the Environmental Impact Assessment (AIA) became a public procedure and, since then, 55 projects to be implemented on five islands of the Azorean archipelago have already been conditionally approved. All projects were subject to changes as a result of the application of this scheme in order to reduce some of their impact on the Environment. The extraction of inert materials is among... more >>

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