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Azores promote the improvement of seabirds’ habitatsInformation: Azores promote the improvement of seabirds’ habitats
Corvo Island and Vila Franca do Campo Islet on S. Miguel will be the subject of several actions to improve seabirds’ habitat in order to increase, at medium and long-term, the number of seabirds and the habitat distribution area.This LIFE project titled “Safe Islands for Seabirds” mainly targets the monitoring and eradication actions to fight against animal and plant exotic invas... more >>

Information: Government of the Azores at the symposium of the Iberian-Macaronesian Association of Botanic Gardens
Two technicians from the Regional Directorate for the Environment are participating in the 10th symposium of the Iberian-Macaronesian Association of Botanic Gardens on “Jardins Botânicos – espaços para o future” (Botanic Garden – spaces for the future), which is taking place in the Spanish city of Malaga. The symposium will end on Friday.The Faial Botanic Garden ... more >>

Non Gov organizationsInformation: Secretary for the Environment met with Pico’s Non-Governmental Organisations
The Secretary for the Environment and the Sea met today with the heads of Pico’s Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), whose intervention area is related to the environment. This meeting was intended to analyse the policies which are being followed by the Government regarding the areas of biodiversity preservation and waste management on the Island.At the meeting, Álamo Meneses mainly ... more >>

Mail stamps publicise Azorean crater lakesInformation: Mail stamps publicise Azorean crater lakes
The Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures presided over the launching of the first philatelic emission titled “Lagoas dos Açores” (Azorean Crater Lakes), which took place today. This initiative was promoted by means of an agreement that was established between the CTT (Portuguese Post-Office) and the Institute for Nature Preservation and Biodiversity. At ... more >>

Cory’s Shearwaters saved in the Azores return to the archipelago to breedInformation: Cory’s Shearwaters saved in the Azores return to the archipelago to breed
Some of Shearwaters that were saved in the Azores by thousands of volunteers every year have returned seven years later to breed and raise their chicks, thus contributing to the survival of the species. In the SOS Cagarro Campaign of last year around five thousand birds were saved. The Regional Directorate for the Environment has said that such a phenomenon and the high number of saved birds con... more >>

New road to the Fajã do Calhau does not affect the environment in a negative mannerInformation: New road to the Fajã do Calhau does not affect the environment in a negative manner
The new road to the Fajão do Calhau, in Água Retorta, in the island of São Miguel, has had a visible impact on the landscape of the area but does not threaten the endemic ecosystem in a significant manner. This assurance was provided by the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea today as he answered, via video-conference, to the questions posed by the Commission of Par... more >>

Information: Notification of the Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea about environmental protection in the Azores
The Places of the region of Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira and Canary islands) were recognised as Sites of Conservation Importance (SCI) in December of 2001. These were the first sites in Europe to be officially designated as such under the EU Habitats Directive. From the time a Site has been recognised as an SCI, the Member-State must designate it as a Special Conservation Zone (SCZ), as soon as i... more >>

Regional Government extends anti-invasive species programme to each island of the AzoresInformation: Regional Government extends anti-invasive species programme to each island of the Azores
Pittosporum undulatum, hedychium gardnerianum, Ulex minor Roth, arundo donax and leycesteria are some of the invasive species that the Regional Government seeks to eradicate from several environmentally sensitive areas in the Azores with the implementation of the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Species in Sensitive Areas (PRECEFIAS). The Regional Directorate for the Envi... more >>

Regional Inspectorate of the Environment initiated 142 legal proceedingsInformation: Regional Inspectorate of the Environment initiated 142 legal proceedings
The Regional Inspectorate of the Environment (IRA) has initiated 142 legal proceedings related to the violation of environmental protection legislation. The IRA was established by the Regional Government of the Azores and endowed with the task of “assuring the highest levels of environmental well being” in the region. Funds resulting from these legal proceedings will be channelled to... more >>

Furnas LagoonInformation: Government authorizes occupation of lands of the Regional Ecological Reserve of Furnas Lagoon for requalification of the margins
The Government of the Azores resorted to the figure of recognition of the public interest so that there is allowed the partial occupation of lands of the Regional Ecological Reserve of the Furnas Lagoon, during the first phase of the works of requalification of the respective margins. The decision of the Executive of Carlos César, made real in a dispatch of the secretary for the Environment ... more >>

 
     
 
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