LIFE BEETLES | Intervention Areas
April 20, 2021
PIC_5_6_7_8 – Pico
The plots of this intervention area are coincident with the adjacent areas of Lagoa do Caiado. These adjacent lands were once target of cattle grazing, which is why they are mostly occupied by semi-natural pastures, where some small amounts of endemic vegetation can be observed. Of the invertebrate fauna, it is worth mentioning the great diversity of spiders and endemic insects, namely Pseudanchomenus aptinoides, an endemic beetle from Pico Island. Within the scope of LIFE BEETLES project, the intention is to properly monitor and manage this habitat by sealing the intervention area, controlling invasive flora, planting endemic species, dispersing spores of native ferns and applying Nature Based Solutions (NBS).