Restoring Azorean coastal habitats with voluntary students

Coastal ecosystems and endemic species of the Azores are highly vulnerable due to small size of populations and habitats, the existence of highly invasive species and lack of awareness. In order to achieve a favorable conservation status of Natura 2000 species and habitats in the Azores, public involvement, especially from school age children in concrete conservation actions, is a crucial step. These concrete actions are on the scope of a partnership between LIFE Vidalia Project and a local ONG – APADIF – dealing with a group of students in risk of social exclusion.

Session with APADIF (3rd sector organization for people with disabilities) in the nursery to repot and transplant Azorina vidalii – Vidália in Portuguese. This is obviously a target species of LIFE VIDALIA and these plants will eventually be planted in the intervention areas of the project as a measure for the reinforcement of wild populations.

Links:

https://www.lifevidalia.eu/en/community/volunteering/

https://www.facebook.com/LIFE.VIDALIA/

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Organisation/acronym:

LIFE VIDALIA (LIFE17 NAT/PT/000510)

Organisation type:

LIFE Project,

Location:

Horta, Portugal

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity,

Date:

19/03/2019 - 30/05/2019

Themes:

Quality of life, Nature and Biodiversity,

Target audience:

Children (<18), Students,

Contact details:

Pedro Casimiro
Email: pedro.gp.casimiro@azores.gov.pt