Control of invasive freshwater turtles in Parque da Paz, Almada

Introduction

This project aims to contribute to the naturalization of the Parque da Paz, in Almada, promoting the implementation of pioneering conservation measures in Portugal. These are absolutely essential to freshwater ecosystems throughout the national territory.

Objectives

Implementation of measures to remove exotic invasive freshwater turtles from the park’s freshwater ecosystems

Raise environmental awareness on the theme

Intended Audience

Elementary school children in the municipality of Almada

General population

Actions

Capture exotic invasive freshwater turtles and relocation in appropriate locations

Environmental education activities about the problem of exotic invasive freshwater turtles

Content creation for information panels

Duration

Nine months (December 2020 to August 2021)

Partners

logo almada

Contacts

geral@vitanativa.org