The Eucaliptal do Algar do CarvΓ£o is one of the intervention areas of the LIFE BEETLES project on the island of Terceira, where the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change intends to increase and improve the habitat conditions of the project’s target species, the Ground Beetle (π˜›π˜³π˜¦π˜€π˜©π˜Άπ˜΄ 𝘡𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘒𝘣𝘳𝘒𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘴).

This area has shown positive indicators of regeneration of native flora following the project’s interventions in cutting down and taking to pieces eucalyptus trees. By removing these exotic trees, the native vegetation had the necessary soil, light and space conditions to begin propagating.

It is already possible to observe the sprouting of new seedlings of endemic species in the space where the eucalyptus trees were removed. There is also considerable development of young trees of species such as Buckthorn (𝘍𝘳𝘒𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘒 𝘒𝘻𝘰𝘳π˜ͺ𝘀𝘒), Holly (𝘐𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘒𝘻𝘰𝘳π˜ͺ𝘀𝘒) and Azorean Laurel (π˜“π˜’π˜Άπ˜³π˜Άπ˜΄ 𝘒𝘻𝘰𝘳π˜ͺ𝘀𝘒).

The Regional Secretariat and the Project team welcome the evident success of the conservation actions of the LIFE BEETLES, of which the natural regeneration of this 𝘩𝘒𝘣π˜ͺ𝘡𝘒𝘡 is an example.