The LIFE BEETLES project has already started clear-cutting the eucalyptus grove of Furnas do Enxofre, one of the project’s intervention areas.
This project, coordinated by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change, is using this area for 𝘩𝘒𝘣π˜ͺ𝘡𝘒𝘡 restoration, with the objective of creating better conditions for the viability of the target species, the Ground Beetle (π˜›π˜³π˜¦π˜€π˜©π˜Άπ˜΄ 𝘡𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘒𝘣𝘳𝘒𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘴), an endemic beetle to Terceira island.
The efforts carried out in this area include the removal of exotic trees (eucalyptus), as well as clearing invasive alien vegetation and planting of native and endemic flora species. Natural engineering techniques and nature-based solutions will also be implemented to stabilize the soil and slopes.
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