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Information: New features at the Faial Island Natural Park
The Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, has created a set of new infrastructures at the Faial Island Natural Park that will fully operational from June 18. These structures include the recovery of the Levada trail and the creation of a new one – the 10 volcanoes trail. The route of the Levada trail was recovered by a partnership with ... more >>

Information: Future of LIFE + Project under analysis in Brussels
The Regional Director for the Environment, Frederico Cardigos, participated in a two-day seminar in Brussels to discuss the future of the LIFE + Project at the invitation of European Commission. This Programme funds projects of excellence that make a difference in the preservation of species and habitats in the classified sites under the Natura 2000 Network (Birds and Habitats Directives). The p... more >>

Information: Azores Bullfinch LIFE project distinguished in Brussels
The Azores Bullfinch LIFE project will be distinguished in Brussels on Monday with the “Best of the Best – Nature” prize, which is awarded to the five best LIFE Nature projects developed across Europe under this programme of the European Commission (EC). The European LIFE programme co-finances dozens of projects for the preservation of species and habitats in Europe each year, b... more >>

Information: Natural Park of Santa Maria will become the cornerstone of nature conservation on that island
29 of the 147 identified habitats in the European Union are located in the Azores. The archipelago has 6512 identified species, of which 450 are endemic. For Álamo Meneses, the Region “is a vast repository of biodiversity in Europe.” The Regional Secretary for the Environ spoke at the presentation of the Natural Park of Santa Maria at a ceremony presided over by the Regional Gover... more >>

Information: Wildlife convention under analysis in Horta
The paradox between the need to trade items with cultural value, such as scrimshaw, and the need to preserve wildlife organisms, like the great whales, has generated impassioned discussions that often require clarification. Bearing in mind the existence of international conventions on these matters which have been adopted into the national legislation to be applied in the Region, the Government co... more >>

Information: Regional Secretary for the Environment participates in field action for census of seagulls and registration of Cory's Shearwaters
The Azores are “a rich depository” of seabirds and it is our duty to “maintain an updated census of the evolution of these populations.” This assessment was conveyed by the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea at the Capelinhos Volcano during a field action for census of seagulls and registration of Cory's Shearwaters. According to Álamo Meneses, the R... more >>

Information: Secretary for the Environment and the Sea says that the Azores provide an important contribution to the scientific studies on marine mammals
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea considered that “Azores provide an important contribution to the scientific studies on marine mammals” at an international level. The information was provided by Álamo Meneses on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Working Group on Marine Mammal Ecology of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), ... more >>

Information: Azores, privileged place to watch whales
Specimens from various cetacean species have been sighted in the Azores, some which are rare. In addition, some of the animals rescued here are also sighted in different places of the planet, which, for the Directorate for the Environment, is a rare opportunity to understand the major migratory routes and to link them to the environmental factors that determine these migratory routes. According... more >>

Information: Government wants to restore Azorean endemic flora in emblematic sites
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea assured in Horta on Friday that the Regional Government of the Azores is committed to restore the endemic flora of the archipelago in various emblematic sites of the Azorean islands. The guarantee was made by Álamo Meneses on Friday morning during a visit to the plantation of Myrica faya and Picconia azorica that is developed in the prot... more >>

Information: Natura 2000 data available to the public
A new interactive spatial information viewer and database on the Natura 2000 network (Natura 2000 viewer and Natura 2000 database) are already available to the public.These tools allow an easy access to information on the Natura 2000 Network in the European Union and are the result of a successful collaboration between the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and its European Topic... more >>

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