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2016

24 March
Discover the cartoons of the seabirds that breeds in Berlengas! Find here the cartoons to color. Have fun!

2016

23 March
Berlengas is a small archipelago located near Peniche, and is composed by the Berlenga Island and associated reefs, in addition to the Islets Farilhões-Forcadas and Estelas.
Berlengas has an ecological heritage with high conservation value, both in terms of its insular ecosystem that encompasses endemic plants, protected habitats and the breeding grounds of endangered seabirds, as well as the surrounding vulnerable marine ecosystem, one of the richest across the Portuguese coastal waters. The complex geomorphology of the archipelago is also unique. The human occupancy of the archipelago over time has shaped the islands in many ways.

2016

22 March
Life Berlengas Action - Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro is a small seabird that breeds in Farilhões during winter, between sptember and march. Breeds in small cavities on predator free islands or islets or in inaccesible cliffs. The colony monitoring is important to increase knowledge about Farilhões population and the species ecology.
In the beginning of March the SPEA team visited the nests and found some fledgeling chicks.
22 March
LIFE Berlengas Action- In Berlenga the Cory's Shearwater population increase is limited by lack of suitable breeding habitat. SPEA and Berlengas Nature Reserve staff with the help of volunteers built artificial nests with natural materials aiming to increase the breeding area and secure the existence of solid and safe nests for these seabirds.

2016

04 March
Life Berlengas Action - Volunteers and staff from SPEA and Berlengas Nature Reserve continue to remove Hotentot Fig from Berlenga Island. The Hottentog fig is as beautiful as it is harmful. The hottentog fig is native to South Africa, and has been introduced in several countries for medicinal and ornamental purposes.
Its impressive propagation and seed production rates led to the quick colonization of vast areas, becoming an invasive species in Portugal. It is currently considered one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet.

2015

30 November
Find out here some images of the fieldwork, outreach activities and work teams of the project LIFE + Berlengas