Monday, 3 October 2011

SPEA partner in SOS Shearwater Campaign

Like what happened in previous years, was launched the SOS Shearwater Campaign which will run until November. The campaign runs in the Azores since 1995, and has as main objective to involve the people and entities in the rescue of the young Cory's Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea) found on the roads and in close proximity. This is an initiative that has enjoyed the support of SPEA, particularly in so-called night brigades that run through several areas in search of young Cory's Shearwaters.

SOS Shearwater Campaign also aims to alert the Azorean population to the need for preserving this protected species which nests in the Azores.

Aiming to raise awareness of the most appropriate care when faced with situations of glare and trampling of young Cory's Shearwaters, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is undertaking various activities to raise awareness and environmental education in collaboration with various entities in the region.

The Environmental Services of Island, promote and organize information sessions in conjunction with partners and employees, rescue brigades on the ground to collect the young Cory's Shearwaters to release the next morning. This campaign has throughout the Region with the support of hundreds of volunteers, including firefighters, police, scouts, schools and many other volunteers.

In addition to the disclosure, the SPEA has streamlined this campaign, primarily on the island of Corvo, where it runs the project for the Sanctuary Islands for Seabirds, and near the population of Povoação and Nordeste of São Miguel, the intervention area of ​​Project LIFE Sustainable Laurel.

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