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 LIFE Imperial seminar in Castro Verde, to present an oral communication inserted in “Education, Awareness and Communication” Panel. Thus, the main objective was presenting the Project strategy for public awareness and dissemination. Through this seminar, it was possible to establish a network between other Life projects.
Days later, Life-Relict was introduced to students of a secondary school in Gouveia, as part of the scientific culture week organized by the Gouveia School Group. Through this lecture entitled “Serra da Estrela – Knowing to conserve”, professor Carlos Pinto Gomes, from the University of Évora, coordenator of Life-Relict project, spoke to the students about the climate, geological history, flora and vegetation of Serra da Estrela as well as the main threats to the conservation of rare species, such as Portuguese Laurel, a conservation target of Life-Relict project. The main objective of this action was to raise awareness and environmental education in the school community about the importance of preserving relic species of Continental Laurissilva.
Subsequently, the methodology for the evaluation of ecosystem services in Life-Relict intervention areas was presented at the III Luso-Extremadurian Congress “Science and Technologies” in Évora.
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