The Life-Relict project was born out of the desire to preserve a rare habitat in Europe, dominated by plants that witnessed the Laurissilva forests that occupied the Iberian Peninsula in past geological times, when the climate was tropical. These rare plants are the Portuguese relict laurel-leaved communities, such as the Portuguese Laurel and the Pontic Rhododendron.

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Communication and Dissemination

During november, the Life-Relict project team has been developing communications at congresses and seminars, which are a integral part of the Project’s communication plan and fundamental to the conservation of nature in general and for the conservation of the Continental Laurissilva Relics in particular.   It was in this sense that Life-Relict went to the …

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LIFE-Relict Scientific Commission visits intervention areas

On September 11th, the Life-Relict Scientific Committee met for the second time and, over the course of 3 days, visited all intervention areas of the project. The main objective of this visit is based on the relevance of scientific monitoring, not only directed to concrete conservation actions, but also to the pertinence of specialized advice for the implementation of field management measures aimed at the conservation of the Continental Laurissilva relicts at long term.

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