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Works on the streams of Lajes das Flores

Works on the streams of Lajes das Flores

Nov. 9, 2022

The LIFE BEETLES project, coordinated by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change, faces several challenges within its work of nature conservation and habitat restoration.

On Flores, the streams of Lajes are one of the main project's intervention areas, whose level of infestation by invasive plants is extremely high – over 95 % per square metre.

The project hired a specialized team to assist in controlling these plants along the 10 metres of Public Water Domain, to facilitate the work progress on Flores island (Action C4).

Considering that the actions to control invasive plants include the clearing of beds and banks of streams, besides increasing the 𝘩𝘒𝘣π˜ͺ𝘡𝘒𝘡 quality of the endemic beetle of the island (π˜›π˜’π˜³π˜±π˜©π˜ͺ𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘴), these works also help to avoid disasters such as floods, preventing damage to the Lajes population, downstream.

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