Bringing environmental and ecological

threats lower to endangered species

Ground Beetle

Trechus terrabravensis

Ground Beetle

Pseudanchomenus aptinoides

Ironclad beetle

Tarphius floresensis


The LIFE BEETLES project is a nature conservation project co-financed by the European Union and coordinated by the Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change having the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change and AZORINA S.A. as partners, with a global investment of 1,76 million euros that will run for 5 years (from January 2020 until December 2024).

The project aim is to improve the population size, distribution area and conservation status of tree endemic beetle species: Tarphius floresensis (Ground beetle) on Flores island, Pseudanchomenus aptinoides (Laurocho) on Pico Island, and Trechus terrabravensis (Ironclade beetle) on Terceira Island.

Project Progress

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Field Works – C. Conservation Actions

We continue the C. Actions - Conservation Actions, putting our hands to work in the field! Our operational assistants keep working towards promoting the best habitat conditions for the endemic beetles of (...)

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Monitoring Visit 2021

This week we received the second monitoring visit of the LIFE BEETLES Project. Monitoring visits consist of an assessment of the current status and progress of the project. Our monitor, João Salgado (...)

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