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Information: Endemic plants embellish the village of Cinco Ribeiras
Nearly 300 Picconia azorica and Azores blueberry trees will be planted tomorrow, February 15, by the roadside of Canada da Ribeira do Mouro in the Village of Cinco Ribeiras. This initiative was promoted by the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry in a joint initiative with the Village Council of Cinco Ribeiras in the context of the celebration of the International Year of Forests. T... more >>

Information: Regional Government satisfied with results of the “Life Laurissilva” project
The Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, will participate in the meeting of the executive commission of the “Life Laurissilva” project to be held in the municipality of Povoação, São Miguel Island. This meeting, according to João Bettencourt, aims to analyse the actions developed under this programme by the Portuguese Society for the Study o... more >>

Information: “SOS Cagarro” campaign rescued this year 3712 birds in the Azores
The “SOS Cagarro” (SOS Cory’s Shearwater) campaign, which took place over the last six weeks, has saved 3712 young Cory’s Shearwater in the Azores, announced the Regional Director for Sea Affairs in Horta on Tuesday. The information was provided by Frederico Cardigos at the public presentation of the final results of this campaign during a ceremony to celebrate the Nation... 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: “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: Pressure on whale watching reduced
By decision of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, no further licences for the audiovisual record of cetaceans in the months of July and August this year will be issued. This decision was essentially motivated by the presence of young dolphins and sperm whales in the Azores and the effects of this activity on them. “The licenses already issued correspond to investments... more >>

Information: “7 Natural Wonders of Portugal” ceremony promotes the Azores associated to nature tourism
Regardless the Azorean candidates, the “7 Natural Wonders of Portugal” ceremony justifies the commitment of the Regional Government in this event, as it will enhance the external visibility of the Azores, simultaneously promoting nature tourism which is one of the Region’s assets, said the Secretary for the Economy. Vasco Cordeiro attended a press conference held in Sete Cidades ... more >>

Information: Risso’s dolphin born south of Pico Island
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea informs that a newborn Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) was found south of Pico Island. To ensure the protection of marine mammals, one should remind the need to strictly comply with the rules for cetacean watching. Whenever a group with young dolphins is sighted, boats must keep a safe distance. Any approach to this baby dolphin or a... more >>

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