Awareness Actions

Action E1 presents the average execution of the respective sub-actions.

This website has been online since Mars 2018, with information in Portuguese and English. Here you can find news, events, publications, photographs and other articles of interest. Since its launch, until the end of 2019, it had 42 067 views and is updated very regularly.

The same is true of the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Life-Relict), which had 652 “likes” at the end of 2019, but with 708 followers since its launch in February 2018.

The information panels on the project are finished and will soon be implemented on the ground.

The digital versions of the panels can be downloaded from the dissemination materials page.

This sub-action has not yet started, as it is scheduled to start in January 2021.

 

 

Action E2 presents the average execution of the respective sub-actions.

In 2019, the content and design of these information llyers were completed and are now in the printing phase. It should be noted that these brochures have a very original format, because, in addition to an informative part about the project, they also have a post card. It is therefore expected that they will be sent to friends and family of the recipients of these leaflets and, consequently, increase the scope.

The digital versions of the leaflets can be downloaded from the dissemination materials page.

At the end of 2019, content production for the exhibitions had already started, one  of them will be related to Rhododendron and the other to the Portuguese Laurel. Each exhibition will consist of about 5 roll-ups that, when completed, will circulate to strategic locations within the various intervention areas of the project so that they can reach more members of the local population as well as all interested parties and, thus, contribute to raising awareness about the management and conservation of the Continental Laurissilva Relict.

 

In October 2019 the partnership with the Almargem Association began in order to incorporate a small circular route over the Rhododendrons in Monchique.This association is the manager entity of the Great Route: Via Algarviana and this small route is already in process of being marked and signalled, will also have several associated communication materials, such as panels, leaflets and audio guides.

 

Several efforts have been made by the Project team to disseminate news through the Portuguese media. The table below shows the indicators achieved by the end of 2019.

For news about the project, please see the press page

Since the beginning of the Project, Life-Relict has been promoted at the event “Cabeça, Vila Natal”, in the village of Cabeça.

In 2017, it was set up an exhibition in which visitors could learn about the Project and the importance of habitat conservation. The organization estimated that 15,000 people visited “Cabeça, Aldeia Natal”. In 2018 and 2019, several interpretive visits to the Portuguese Laurel woodland were organized. These activities consisted of a pedestrian walk (3 km) around Cabeça and was part of the “Aldeia Natal” program. In 2019, a magusto was promoted in the community oven of the village.

You can check here the news with images of the dissemination actions in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Action E3 presents the average execution of the respective sub-actions.

Environmental education actions have been taking place in schools of Monchique and Seia’ municipalities since 2019. Approximately 160 students from Monchique already had the opportunity to know the Rhododendron habitat as well as the characteristics of the species. About 22 students from pre-school and 1st cycle of Seia got to know the Portuguese Laurel habitat in Casal do Rei. Additionally, in September 2019, Seia (Project partner) created for Life-Relict, an educational project called “From tree to the forest ”. This aims at primary education and the activities include several sessions at CISE (Serra da Estrela Interpretation Center) over the next two school years. Also a visit to the Project area at the end of each year. So far, there have been 4 sessions with about 60 students, 4 teachers of basic education and one teacher of preschool.

You can consult here some news with images about environmental education actions in Monchique and Seia.

This sub-action has not yet started, as it is scheduled to start in September 2021.

This action is in progress. From the 5 informative session to the local population in Estrela expected, we have made 2.

Additionally, we made an extra session in the Village of Orvalho. please see HERE the news about it.

The first planting action with volunteers took place at the end of 2019, in Cabeça, Seia.

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Action E4 presents the average execution of the respective sub-actions.

This action is in progress.

Of the three expected scientific dissemination seminars, we have already held one at the University of Évora.

You can check the news with images of the first Life-Relict seminar in 2018 and it Abstract Book

This action is also in progress. Of the four expected technical days until the end of 2019, we had already done two.

Additionally, in the beginning of 2020 we carried out another one that is not counted in this progress.

You can check here the news with images of the Technical Workshops in 2018, 2019 and the most recent in 2020.

Until the end of 2019, we were present at about 16 events, including national and international seminars and congresses.

In short, we presented 23 oral communications and 2 posters to an estimated audience of around 1134 people.

You can consult here some news with images about the representations in seminars and congress, such as, Communication and dissemination and Congress of Life Priolo

 

This action continues in progress and, until the end of 2019, 16 lectures were given to approximately 289 university students.

Know the poster of the open class to students in 11th of March 2019 and the respective news with images

This sub-action has not yet started, as it is scheduled to start in January 2021.

 

 

Action E5 presents the average execution of the respective sub-actions.

This action is in progress. By the end of 2019, several contacts were made by the Life-Relict team with other LIFE projects, namely:

  • LIFE IAS Free Habitats (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000856);

  • LIFE ALNUS (LIFE16 NAT/ES/000768);

  • LIFE IN COMMON LAND (LIFE16 NAT/ES/000707);

  • LIFE CAPACITY (LIFE14 CAP/PT/000004);

  • LIFE WW4ENVIRONMENT (LIFE08 ENV/P/000237);

  • LIFE CiP (LIFE12 ENV/FR/001113);

  • LIFE AGUEDA (LIFE16 ENV/PT/000411);

  • LIFE Food & Biodiversity (LIFE15 GIE/DE/000737);

  • LIFE CERSUDS (LIFE15 CCA/ES/000091);

  • LIFE ELCN (LIFE16 PRE/DE/000005);

  • LIFE CHARCOS (LIFE12 NAT/PT/000997);

  • LIFE LINES (LIFE14 NAT/PT/001081);

  • LIFE SARAMUGO (LIFE13 NAT/PT/000786);

  • LIFE MONTADO ADAPT (LIFE15 CCA/PT/000043);

  • LIFE SWSS (LIFE14 ENV/PT/000508);

  • LIFE RENDER (LIFE16 ENV/ES/000173);

  • LIFE DeNTreat (LIFE16 ENV/IT/000345);

  • LIFE FLUVIAL (LIFE16 NAT/ES/000771);

  • LIFE Dairyclim (LIFE14 CCM/BE/001187);

  • LIFE OPTIMELT (LIFE15 CCM/NL/000121);

  • OPAL (LIFE14 CCM/FI/000254);

  • LIFE ADAPTATE (LIFE16 CCA/ES/000049);

  • LIFE Biodiscoveries (LIFE13 BIO/PT/000386);

  • LIFE VIDALIA (LIFE17 NAT/PT/000510);

  • LIFE WolFlux (LIFE17 NAT/PT/000554);

  • LIFE GreenShoes4All (LIFE17 ENV/PT/000337);

  • LIFE AGUA DE PRATA (LIFE17 CCA/PT/000076);

  • LIFE IP AZORES NATURA (LIFE17 IPE/PT/000010);

  • PROVIDUNE (LIFE07NAT/IT/000519);

  • LIFE RESMARIS (LIFE13 NAT/IT/000433);

  • LIFE PRIOLO (LIFE12 NAT/PT/000527).

 

Action in continuous progress until the end of the Project.

Contacts were made with the Municipalities that host the Life-Relict’s target communities in order to offer technical and scientific support for the correct management and consequent replication of the Project’s C’s actions. By the end of 2019, four municipalities, namely, Mação, Pampilhosa, Oleiros and Proença-a-Nova, showed interest and started some work. Additionally, ICNF replicated some C’s actions in Mata da Margaraça (outside the Life-Relict‘s intervention area).

At the beginning of 2020, a collaboration protocol was signed with GEOTA. You can click HERE to learn more about this protocol.

 

 

 


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