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 as partner, 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

Last update: 03/08/2021

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Project’s Monitoring – Pitfall traps

Within the monitoring works carried out by the LIFE BEETLES project, pitfall traps were set up on the project's intervention areas to capture invertebrates, for posterior transportation to the lab and respective (...)

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