Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Students celebrate the Day of the Indigenous Forest

The 23th of November is synonymous with the International Day of Indigenous Forest.

This date was celebrated by the project Life Sustainable Laurel with an activity of awareness about the importance of the native forests of the Azores, the Laurel Forest. This Day of Indigenous Forest is an important one as it highlights the need to conserve natural forests - which is the primary objective of the Project LIFE Sustainable Laurel.

It was in this context that the Project Life Sustainable Laurel promoted a planting activity with the students of the School of Povoação.

The classes present in the activity and their teachers had the opportunity to visit the plant nursery of the Project located in Povoação and then they went to Serra da Tronqueira, to one of the intervened areas of the project, where they learned more about the Native Forest of Azores. This is where they planted about 230 endemic plants of the laurel forest, including Piconnia azorica, Azorean heather, Hawkbit, Cape myrtle and Faya.

The promise of carrying out more activities in partnership with the School of Povoação in the ambit of the project Life Sustainable Laurel was made, aiming to promote among children and young people of this municipality, a better understanding of the nature that surrounds them.

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