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Information: Government promotes school competition “Natural Resources for Sustainability”
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM) is promoting a school competition, “Natural Resources for Sustainability,” which is divided into two sub-themes: the Biosphere Reserve and Azores Geopark. The initiative was organised in the context of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 (DNEDS) and the transition from the Internati... 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: Secretary for the Environment urges people to regard Earth as a habitat of Humanity
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea stated in Horta that the Earth Day, which is celebrated this Thursday at a global level, is a good reason to think about the Earth as a habitat of Humanity. Álamo Meneses spoke on the occasion of the 9th Regional Meeting on Environmental Education and Eco-Schools, whose opening ceremony was presided over by him at the auditorium of the M... more >>

Information: Guide Course for the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
The Course addressed guides who desire to specialise in the Protected Landscape of Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a landscape classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO has started on April 13. This initiative is promoted by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, through the Technical Office of the Protected Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture. The course is being held... more >>

Information: Educational community of Lajes do Pico participated in the cleaning of coastal area
Nearly 220 volunteers, including students, teachers and local authorities participated in the Clean Portugal/Clean Lajes do Pico campaign, held at Maré on Friday, which resulted in the collection of nearly one tonne of garbage. Equipped with gloves and plastic bags, the volunteers started the activity by 9 AM, divided into various groups, and carefully swept the whole protected area of Mar&... more >>

Information: Government support environmental awareness raising activities developed by the Amigos dos Açores Association
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea has provided the “Amigos dos Açores” Ecological Association with a financial support, the amount being of 89.695 Euros, to subsidise the costs of environmental awareness raising activities to be developed at the Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande “Ecotecas” (Environmental Awareness Raising Centres) on the island o... more >>

Information: Massive participation in the Environment Olympiads
The teachers’ growing concern with the promotion of environmental awareness and training of youngsters was reflected in the massive participation of students in the 1st round of the 15th edition of the Environment Olympiads. Nearly 40 thousand youngsters have tried to reach the Azorean final. The first round of the category “Environment in Competition” (Ambiente à Prova) wa... more >>

Information: Government committed to recover mires
The Government of the Azores is committed in the recovery process of mires in the Region, as a means of restoring the ecological balance and enhancing the water resources. This commitment was reiterated in Angra do Heroísmo on Tuesday by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, who presided over at the opening ceremony of the workshop on the subject. This workshop was organ... more >>

Information: “Azores: from the Fire to the Forest” exhibition at Flores Museum
“Azores: from the Fire to the Forest” (Açores: do Fogo à Floresta) is the title of the photo exhibition by Pedro Cardoso that opened to public at the Flores last Monday. This exhibition traces the evolution of the natural history of the Azores, from the volcanic eruptions to the vegetable and animal settlement on the islands, will be open to the public in Santa Cruz das Flor... more >>

Information: Government committed to ensure “Perfect Environment” in the Azores
The Regional Director for the Environment said in Ponta Delgada on Friday that the Regional Government is working to promote “a perfect Environment” in the Azores. At the opening of the 17th Educational Conference of the Portuguese Association for Environmental Education, Frederico Cardigos defended that the Azores have values, potential and opportunities to create an intense and last... more >>

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