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Information: Azores Environment participates at World Waste Congress
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment is participating at the World Waste Congress which takes place in Lisbon from October 12 to October 15. This event is organised by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and will based on the theme “Turning waste into ideas.”The Azorean delegation will present a lect... more >>

Information: Azores written on balloon about fight against climate change to be sent to Copenhagen Summit
The name of the Azores was written today by André Bradford, the Regional Secretary for the Presidency, on the balloon that will fly from Brussels to Copenhagen, in order to convey the concerns of the European regions regarding climate change to the negotiators of a possible Kyoto Protocol.This symbolic gesture not only marks the profound commitment of European region in the fight against clim... more >>

Information: Sensitive and rare species of Europe need urgent actions
After three days of work, the first meeting of the Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity which was held in Tenerife on the Canary Islands has ended.“The balance is interesting and an indicative of continued and useful work for the different Governments,” stated the official representing the Council of Europe, Eladio Fernández-Galiano, who added t... more >>

Information: “SOS Cagarro” campaign started in the Azores today
The “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Cory’s Shearwater) campaign started in the Azores today in order to save thousands of these seabirds that crash on land, normally attracted and dazzled by lights.The world’s largest colony of Cory’s Shearwaters is identified in the archipelago, thereby “he have the responsibility to protect them,” as Álamo Meneses mentioned at t... more >>

Information: Eradication of invasive species on Corvo has positive evaluation
Under the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Species in Sensitive Areas (PRECEFIAS) on Corvo Island, the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea in a joint effort with the Corvo Town Hall carried out another activity to research, monitor and eradicate outbreaks of invasive species, such as Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) and Canna indica (Indian Shot) this ... more >>

Information: Government assures protection of Barreiro da Faneca
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM) visited the Barreiro da Faneca on Santa Maria this morning to become acquainted with the progress of the work to remove the invasive plants from this site, which is integrated in the protected landscape of regional interest.For Álamo Meneses, the need to protect a unique landscape in the Azores is the main concern, as it was being ... more >>

Information: Regional Government supports preservation of seabirds on Corvo
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, as a partner of the “LIFE” project participates at a ceremony for the public presentation of the goals as well as of the first results of that ongoing project in the Azores, to be held at the Santa Casa da Misericórdio do Corvo today at 9 PM.The initiative, organised by the Portuguese Society for the Study of Seabirds, coor... more >>

Information: Beaked Whales wash ashore in the Azores
Four cetaceans, identified as Beaked Whales, washed ashore in the Santa Cruz da Lagoa beach on São Miguel in the afternoon of June 24, 2009. The animals were finally driven off the coast by the Maritime Policy and volunteers (bathers and lifeguards), moving away by their own means. A month later, 4 Sowerby’s Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon bidens) washed ashore in the Praia da Vitória ba... more >>

Government invests in fight against invasive exotic speciesInformation: Government invests in fight against invasive exotic species
Nearly 300 thousand Euros will be invested this year by the Government in twenty monitoring actions to control and eradicate the invasive flora on several islands of the Archipelago. The ongoing actions are included in the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Flora Species in Sensitive Areas, under the jurisdiction of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, ... more >>

Information: Lagoa Ecoteca celebrates International Day for Biodiversity
The International Day for Biodiversity will be celebrated on Friday by the Lagoa Ecoteca (Environmental Awareness Raising Centre) in an initiative supported by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea.In the context of this event, the Ecoteca will make available at the Lagoa Secondary School the photographic exhibition “Ilhas Selvagens 30o 08’ N 15o 54’ W” (... more >>

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