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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: 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 >>

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: 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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