The work to control invasive species continues at a good pace in the streams of Lajes das Flores.
Aiming to improve the quality of 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵 for the Ironclad Beetle (𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴), has been controlling the invasive species Kahili Ginger (𝘏𝘦𝘥𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘮) along the bank of some streams of Lajes das Flores.
Considering the volume of rhizomes of this species, the soil is often unprotected. The LIFE BEETLES project has been applying several Nature-based Solutions for the construction of stone walls or palisades to prevent erosion and increase the stabilization of the soil of the banks.
The European Commission defines Nature-based Solutions (NBS) as “the application of solutions inspired and sustained by nature, which provide environmental, social and economic benefits, increasing ecosystems’ resilience and benefiting biodiversity”, being a tool used by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change in its nature conservation projects, as is the case of LIFE BEETLES.