Informação: Azores defend regional implementation of maritime spatial plan during meeting organised by the European Commission
The Government of the Azores defended the need to respect local idiosyncrasies and the work developed by European Outermost Regions during the first of several workshops organised by the European Commission to assess the benefits and challenges of Maritime Spatial Planning. During the meeting held in Ireland on Friday, the Regional Director for Sea Affairs, Frederico Cardigos, stated that in the c... Mais >>
Informação: Recovery of Carapacho beach area at completion stage
The works in the area surrounding the Carapacho pool on the island of Graciosa are basically concluded. By the end of June, this beach area should meet all the conditions it had before the bad weather conditions that caused damages last winter.
The works comprise various interventions, including the consolidation of walls, the repair of pavements and the removal of the old structure that collaps... Mais >>
Informação: Rodrigo Oliveira defends regions' intervention on maritime spatial planning in Europe
During the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), the Under Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations defended that European maritime regions should take part in the drafting of the directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in the European Union.
"The proposal, as drafted, defines several cross-cu... Mais >>
Informação: New Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores open to public participation
The Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources will provide an electronic platform for public participation in the drafting of the new Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores, which will enter into force between 2016 and 2021.
Those who are interested in taking part in this process, which will culminate in the second generation of that management plan, may use the email addre... Mais >>
Informação: New LIFE + "Lands of Priolo" project starts on July 1
The new LIFE + "Lands of Priolo" (Azores Bullfinch) project, presented by the Regional Secretariat for Regional Resources in partnership with the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), will enter into operation on July 1 to reinforce the viability of the work carried out on the Northeast area of São Miguel Island, the only region in the world where this small bird species lives.
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Informação: Government of the Azores joints research agreement on Atlantic Ocean between EU, USA and Canada
The Government of the Azores joined the agreement signed on Friday between the European Union, the United States and Canada for a union of efforts and reinforcement of cooperation on the research on the Atlantic Ocean.
The agreement, signed in Galway, Ireland, aims to promote an alignment of ocean observing efforts of three partners in order to better understand the Atlantic area and to promote t... Mais >>
Informação: "Volta ao Caldeirão" trail on Corvo Island reopened on Friday
The "Volta ao Caldeirão" trail, located on Corvo Island Natural Park, was reopened on Friday by Vítor Fraga, Regional Secretary for Tourism and Transport, on the European Day of Parks.
With an extension of 4.8 kilometres, this trail was recovered by the services of the Regional Secretariats for Tourism and Transport and for Natural Resources, which have also installed signs. Hence, res... Mais >>
Informação: European Day of Parks celebrated on all Azorean islands
The Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment, joins this year, for the first time, the celebrations of the European Day of Natural Parks, which will be celebrated on Friday, May 24.
In this celebration, established by the Europarc Federation to promote the sustainable management of protected areas in Europe, the Regional Secretariat for Natu... Mais >>
Informação: Sérgio Ávila says that waste recovery turns "a problem of the past into an opportunity for the future"
The Vice-President of the Government highlighted on Wednesday the importance of the Integrated Waste Management Plan, which allows the Azores to turn "a problem of the past into an opportunity of the future" at a time when Azorean islands, Flores and Graciosa, lead the national ranking of recycling.
"Waste, being an environmental problem of the past, may become in a future a raw material with po... Mais >>
Informação: "Açores Entre Mares 2013" campaign starts on the Day of the Azores
The "Açores Entre Mares" (Azores Between Seas) campaign, an initiative promoted by the Regional Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources, will be held throughout the archipelago between May 20, European Maritime Day, and June 8, World Ocean Day.
The programme includes activities promoted by civil society organisations, local authorities, non-governmental environmen... Mais >>