Ponta do Castelo

Island - Santa Maria

Code - SMA2

What are we intending to do

The following interventions of the LIFE IP AZORES NATURA project will take place in the Custody of Nature area to promote the recovery of native flora populations that occur here:
– Mechanical removal of exotic and invasive species, mainly Agave americana and Carpobrotus edulis, but also other species, such as Cyrtomium falcatum and Opuntia maxima;
– Construction of barriers made of tree trunks to support the slopes in locations where the invasive flora has been removed, in order to prevent erosion;
– Planting of native species that occur naturally in this area: Azorina vidalii, Euphorbia azorica, Festuca petraea, Limonium vulgare, Lotus azoricus and Spergularia azorica.

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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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