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Background Douro Internacional e Vale do Águeda SPA and Arribes del Duero SPA form one of the main areas for Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Bonelli´s eagle (Aquila fasciata) and red kite (Milvus milvus) in the Iberian Peninsula. For the Egyptian vulture, the local population represents 10% of the total population of the peninsula. For Portuga ...
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Background In 2011 the Berlengas Natura 2000 site (SPA) was enlarged to include a significant proportion of its marine area. Linked to this site extension, the Portuguese nature conseravtion agency (ICNF) launched an initiative to develop a management plan for the new area. Unfortunately, the baseline information proved to be insufficient and clear planne ...
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Background The “Pico da Vara /Ribeira do Guilherme” Natura 2000 site is a major hotspot for biodiversity within the EU and the Macaronesia biogeographical region. It is home to one of Europe’s most endangered birds - the Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina). Listed as a priority species for conservation in the EU Birds Directive, it is severely threat ...
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Down to Earth

Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jan 31, 2018,

... da Terra Galicia-Xuventude, Associazione di Promozione Sociale Joint) and 4 host organizations in Portugal (Associação Spin, Junta de Freguesia de Carnide, Associação Nacional de Futebol de Rua e Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves) which together will host five volunteers from 18 to 30 years old with fewer opportunities for a service of 9 to12 months. The organization responsible for the ...
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This project will harmonise employability programmes in environment and biodiversity conservation management across 3 European countries, making these critical skills and associated career guidance relevant in a European context. The core of the project will be a European employability guidance learning package generated from experience and best practice from both Higher Education Institutes and N ...
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Background The Natura 2000 sites Desertas Islands (located in Deserta Grande and Ilhéu Chão) and Ponta de São Lourenço on the Madeira archipelago are home to unique habitats listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive: vegetated sea cliffs with endemic flora of the Macaronesian coasts and low formations of euphorbia close to cliffs. These areas consi ...
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Background The distribution area of the Macaronesian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus granti) is restricted to the island of Madeira and to some islands of the Canary archipelago (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro). It is a bird of prey that favours forest environments, especially low-growing shrub areas (heathers, hollies and beeches) ...
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Background The LIFE Yelkouan Shearwater project (LIFE06 NAT/MT/000097) set a precedent for undertaking seabird research and conservation in Malta, with intensive fieldwork undertaken to ascertain key feeding and rafting areas for the Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) breeding colony at Rdum tal-Madonna, the largest of its kind in Malta. The research ...
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Youth for Sustainable Development

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016,

This Project will be developed in Madeira Island (Portugal) from January 2015 to May 2016 (17 months) with collaboration of two volunteers from Spain. We pretend to contribute for the personal development and active participation in nature conservation and environmental sustainability. The EVS project is involved within Macaroaves, which one SPEA are developing with other partners from Canary Isla ...
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Skills for life

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Jan 1, 2016,

In this 6 month long EVS project two volunteers - one man (26) from Spain and one woman from Italy (28)- were involved in the project "Life Berlengas" (until 2018) coordinated by portuguese organization SPEA (a member of Birdlife International), in Lisbon and Berlengas island. Both volunteers had experience and academic knownledge in biology. SPEA's mission as an environmental NGO is to work towar ...
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Por el valor natural de la Macaronesia, y el elevado volumen de turistas que recibe, se pretende compatibilizar el turismo con la conservación, en especial de sus aves, promoviendo el desarrollo rural de Azores, Madeira, Canarias y Cabo Verde, usando como herramientas la singularidad de sus espacios naturales y su avifauna. El turismo ornitológico se potencia como un valor añadido a la oferta actu ...
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Background Millions of euros are spent every year on the attempted eradication or control of invasive alien species – often with little result. This kind of work is very demanding on human and financial resources. The behaviour of these species requires the use of very efficient techniques and the continuous monitoring of new invasions. The problem is ...
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The Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment (FAME)

Start date: Apr 3, 2010, End date: Apr 7, 2013,

Although the AA is characterised by its marine biodiversity, action to protect the marine environment still requires further development, considering both the potential and the fragility that characterise this environment. One aspect that is still in its initial study and implementation phase is the creation of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in some of the Member States participating in the project. ...
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Background The east of São Miguel Island (Azores) is a unique place in the world. The seeds, flower buds and fleshy fruit of the once-thriving laurel forests provide food for the 100 remaining pairs of the critically endangered Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina). However, the laurel forest is fighting a losing battle against invading alien plant species ...
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Important bird areas for seabirds in Portugal (IBAMarinha)

Start date: Oct 1, 2004, End date: Oct 1, 2008,

Background Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites that are essential to ensure the long-term viability of bird populations, particularly of those species that are of conservation concern. BirdLife International’s IBA inventories are used, amongst others, to analyse whether the EU’s current SPA network is adequate or not. Whereas the terrestrial breed ...
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Background The little bustard ( Tetrax tetrax ) can be found throughout extensive agro-pastoral systems in which dry cereals and various fallow predominate. It selects areas with a high diversity of ground cover, i.e., patchworks of pasture, fallow and legume crops. The species has experienced a dramatic decline since the 19th century, becoming extinct in ...
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Evaluation of bustard conservation best practice in Western Europe

Start date: Mar 1, 2004, End date: Feb 28, 2006,

Background The great bustard (Otis tarda), the little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) and the houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) are considered priority species under Annex I of EU Birds Directive. These species depend on open farmland and grasslands. In Europe, the bustard populations have been facing severe decline (including local extinctions) since the mi ...
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Ornithological tourism or birdwatching, as a form of nature tourism, is growing in recent years. This activity is directly linked to rural areas with high natural values, so it is essential to sustainable development activity to ensure their future survival. Moreover, this activity due to their characteristics and requirements requires specific knowledge and practices that professionals should kno ...
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