Thursday, April 26, 2012

From 19th to 20th April we returned to Vila Franca do Campo Islet to continued the restoration of the endemic vegetation. At first look, small leaves try to survive within the dense and abundant vegetation. 
 The day was calm and we started weeding and cutting the grass.
The result was an amazing surprise, the thounsands of endemic plants that were planted during last three years, have grown and now they are beautiful and 1.50m height.
 After 3 years, the effort and work of LIFE Laurissilva Project team had not been in vain. We are looking foward to continue the work this new year with a new willingness. The endemic vegetation is recovering and Cory's Shearwaters start to occupy their nests.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme

Join us on 5th May 2012 in the lagoon of Caldeirão and help us to create the largest LIFE human flag on Corvo Island.


Come to celebrate with us this important day for the LIFE Programme financed by the European Comission which has been supporting environmental and nature conservation projects since 20 years ago.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Plantations in the Altitude Biological Reserve (RBA)

The project RBA received about 3000 endemic plants (Erica azorica) last week and we expect than they will form small patches of endemic vegetation in the future. Since caws normally eat these plants in other parts of the island we planted at the highest elevations of the RBA helping plants to survive.

We wish that "survival of the strongest" does not happen in the RBA and all plants survive and grow.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Biological Reserve of Corvo gains life

After several weeks, the project team ended plantations in the Biological Reserve of Corvo. Now, we have to wait that the 5000 endemic plants remain and grow, giving color to the Cory's Shearwaters's hotel.

Ps: For the second year, there are available rooms to rent, is there any Cory interested in?

T. Pippa.