Mistério da Prainha

Island - Flores

Code - FLO1

A área de intervenção da Caldeira Branca possui um tamanho de 99 hectares e está incluída na Zona Especial de Conservação Zona Central e Morro Alto (PTFLO0002). A Caldeira Branca e sua envolvente possui grande importância ecológica e interesse conservacionista, devido à diversidade biológica e à existência de habitats protegidos.

What are we intending to do

The project’s interventions will take place in priority habitats and in habitats with an unfavourable conservation status within the intervention area (Natura 2000 codes 4050*, 7110*, 7130, 7140 and 91D0*), with the aim to improve the bogs and safeguard the species protected by the Habitats Directive, such as Culcita macrocarpa, Erica azorica, Euphorbia stygiana and Woodwardia radicans, all present in this area.
In order to improve the conservation status of this intervention area, the project is planning:
– The selective removal of exotic and invasive species, such as Hedychium gardnerianum and Hydrangea macrophylla (hydrangea);
– Planting of native species that occur naturally in this area (Calluna vulgaris, Erica azorica, Ilex perado subsp. azorica, Juniperus brevifolia, Laurus azorica, and Vaccinium cylindraceum), in order to occupy the exposed soil after the removal of invasive species.

Mistério da Prainha Mistério da Prainha Mistério da Prainha Mistério da Prainha
Project co-financed by the European Union LIFE Programme.

The LIFE IP AZORES NATURA (LIFE17 IPE/PT/000010) project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
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