Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Plantation of Azores' endemic species

On Saturday, January 29th, we held another volunteering activity, of plantation of Azores' endemic species.

One of the objectives of the Project-LIFE Sustainable Laurel is to recover the original forest of San Miguel, the Laurel Forest, which is one of the most threatened ecosystems, and where many unique species live.

Under this project, nurseries were established in the municipality of Povoação, where there are endemic and native plants being produced, that are then used to recover forest areas where work has been done to eliminate the biggest threats to the laurel: invasive alien species, such as Yellow-ginger-lilly and Australian cheesewood.

The support of EVERYONE is crucial in this struggle to preserve the unique natural wealth of the Azores. And the support of volunteers is very important to the success of this project.

In this activity, the volunteers did an excellent job and in the end about 100 plants were placed on the ground. Among the native species that are produced in the nurseries of the Project-LIFE Sustainable Laurel we planted Azorean plum, Fire-tree andAzorean heath .

After planting, the volunteers had a well deserved picnic at Sunset Miradouro , and visited the nursery where the plants used for reforestation are produced.

We thank you, enthusiastic and dedicated to people for participating once again in our activities, and for those who joined us for the first time, we hope you have spent a beautiful morning and that you continue to contribute to the success of these actions.

If you are interested in working with us to conserve some of the most threatened habitats of the Azores, be aware of upcoming activities ( or have a group interested, contact us to arrange an activity together: centropriolo@spea. pt

No comments:

Post a Comment