Gardunha Verde Projects
In practical terms, this entails the development and application of a two-pronged strategy of reforestation and biodiversity restoration.
Gardunha Verde designs, coordinates and maintains biodiversity projects in Serra da Gardunha. All projects are deployed within close range, so as to create a large area in which biodiversity can thrive. Gardunha Verde does not simply plant trees; we believe in a scientific approach, with in-depth study and scrupulous selection of sites, careful planning and long-term commitment. Hence, every project involves:
- Meticulous planning, including extensive biodiversity audits;
- Planting of original trees and vegetation;
- Monitoring and maintenance of project areas;
- Gradual reintroduction of native animal species;
- Conservation and protection of newly restored habitats.
Education & information
The key to ensuring long-term survival of these renascent habitats is firmly rooted in education. In order to raise awareness and reduce the risk of forest fires, Gardunha Verde is developing various educational programmes comprising:
- Nature walks focused on education and conservation of the Gardunha;
- Fire prevention campaigns in the Beira Interior region;
- Environmental awareness and biodiversity workshops for schools;
- Cooperation with other local organizations implementing similar projects with same objectives.