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Information: Flores Natural Park contains the best and most well preserved peatlands of the Atlantic
The Flores Natural Park, whose creation was approved at the Azorean Parliament on Tuesday, contains the “best and most well preserved” peatlands of the Atlantic. The statement was made by the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, who also highlighted “the unique” combination of peatlands with Azores junipers in large extensions of land. These areas are ... more >>

Information: Government presents environmental awareness plan
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea presented the environmental awareness plan developed by the Government for the current year at the Velas Secondary School on Thursday. As he revealed, the plan includes nine major activities, covering all Azorean islands and as well as the actions taken by third parties that wish to join the messages disseminated by the Regional Secretariat fo... more >>

Information: Government moves ahead with the structuring of the Azores Marine Park
The Government will move ahead with the structuring of the Azores Marine Park “in order to ensure the protection and proper management of marine areas protected for environmental purposes, which are located in the Azores sea and managed by the self-government bodies of the Region.” The announcement was made by the Regional Secretary of the Presidency on Wednesday when he presented th... more >>

Information: Endemic plants embellish the village of Cinco Ribeiras
Nearly 300 Picconia azorica and Azores blueberry trees will be planted tomorrow, February 15, by the roadside of Canada da Ribeira do Mouro in the Village of Cinco Ribeiras. This initiative was promoted by the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry in a joint initiative with the Village Council of Cinco Ribeiras in the context of the celebration of the International Year of Forests. T... more >>

Fotografia do Secretário Regional da Agricultura e FlorestasInformation: Azorean forests are alive
In 2010, the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry authorised the exploitation of about 343 hectares of Cryptomeria forest throughout the Region, producing 129 thousand cubic metres of wood, which represented for the respective owners a gross revenue of 1.8 million Euros and 10.9 million Euros for first processing industries , having generated nearly 1400 jobs. The information was pr... more >>

Information: Regional Government satisfied with results of the “Life Laurissilva” project
The Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, will participate in the meeting of the executive commission of the “Life Laurissilva” project to be held in the municipality of Povoação, São Miguel Island. This meeting, according to João Bettencourt, aims to analyse the actions developed under this programme by the Portuguese Society for the Study o... more >>

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: 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: “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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