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Information: Government promotes contest “Holding hands with the Forest”
In the context of the celebration of the “World Forest Day,” the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry is promoting several entertainment and educational activities addressed at 900 Junior Cycle students of Terceira Island at the at the Paul Environmental Park in Praia da Vitória on March 22, with the purpose of raising the awareness of the school community for the iss... more >>

Information: Results of the 2009 Common Tern Census
1198 pairs of roseate terns and 2478 pairs of common terns have nested in the Azores during 2009. The birds were distributed by the nine islands of the archipelago, especially on the island of Flores where 35% of the roseate tern population and 20% of the common tern population nested. Despite its largest coastal extension, the island of São Miguel registered the lowest population level. ... more >>

Information: Celebration of World Wetlands Day on Terceira Island
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, through the Angra do Heroísmo “Ecoteca” (Environmental Awareness Raising Centre) promotes on Monday (February 1) the organisation of an environmental interpretation route on Terceira to the Ramsar Site of Planalto Central, including the Furnas do Enxofre and the Algar do Carvão. Two classes from the Padre Jerómino... more >>

Information: Wetlands explained at the University of the Azores
With the celebration of the World Wetlands Day on February 2, the growing importance of these ecosystems in the Azores, which was emphasised the by the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity this year, and the need to raise the awareness for the services rendered by them, the Applied Vegetal Ecology Study Group (GEVA) of the University of the Azores has decided to organise a Worksho... more >>

Information: Azorean hydrothermal vents classified as Sites of Community Interest
The European Union has recently included the hydrothermal vents located in the Azorean sea on the list of Sites of Community Interest (pSCI) of the biogeographic region of Macaronesia. The two hydrothermal vents – “Menez Gwen,” with an area of ten thousand hectares, and “Lucky Strike,” with an area of over nineteen thousand hectares – were proposed by the Azores... more >>

Information: “SOS Cagarro” campaign inspires other regions
Following the presentation of the “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Corey’s Shearwater) campaign at the 4th Iberian Congress of Ornithology, the Director of the Madeira Natural Park said that “this is an example to be followed by other Regions. I would like to implement a similar project in the archipelago of Madeira.” This Congress, organized by the Portuguese Society for the Stud... more >>

Information: Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture participates in the 3rd International Conference of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes
The 3rd International Conference of the Alliance of UNESCO Cultural Landscapes on the theme “Use and Management of Water in World Heritage Cultural Landscapes” is in Alhambra, Granada (Spain). The Azores are represented at the event by the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture. On the first day of the conference, the Director of the Vineyard Landscape took the opportunity to pr... more >>

Information: Azoreans saved over 3700 young Cory’s Shearwaters this year
The “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Cory’s Shearwater) campaign which took place between October 1 and November 15, resulted in the rescue of 3744 birds in the Azores, announced the Regional Director for the Environment in Horta today. Regarding the results of this initiative, which took place Azores by the first time in 1995, Frederico Cardigos said this year's campaign "was a huge success... more >>

Information: Corvo is an example of environmental diversity valorisation
The President of the Government, Carlos César, visited an exhibition on environmental and historical diversity of Corvo Island on late Wednesday, which is open to the public at the Environmental Interpretation Centre of that island. The facility emphasises the role played by the smallest Azorean island in the valorisation of biodiversity, combined with the history of human presence in that ... more >>

Information: Government promotes waste management in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea considered in Horta today that the implementation of the Strategic Waste Management of the Azores “is one of the main objectives of the Secretariat for this legislative period.” Speaking at the end of a hearing with the Economics Committee of the Legislative Assembly on the proposals for the Regional Annual Plan and Budget for 20... more >>

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