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 a 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 three endemic beetle species: Ironclade beetle (Tarphius floresensis)  on Flores islandLaurocho (Pseudanchomenus aptinoides) on Pico Island and Ground beetle (Trechus terrabravensis ) on Terceira Island.

Project Progress

Last update: 31/10/2023

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Volunteering day – Autochthonous Forest Day

The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change, through the LIFE BEETLES project, is celebrating Autochthonous Forest Day by organizing planting activities for endemic species in the project's areas of intervention. (...)

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