July 2003

Reforestation at the Ecological Park of Funchal

In the high mountains above Madeira’s capital of Funchal, deforestation and habitat degradation caused by livestock have caused severe erosion and allowed invasive species to spread.

In November 2001, Seacology awarded a grant to the Association of Friends of the Ecological Park of Funchal to reforest a 12-acre area on the park’s highest peak. The reforestation effort has involved hundreds of volunteers, including local orphan children. Seacology is providing funding to restore another 2.5 acres of extremely rugged terrain within the park, as well as maintenance for the already-planted 12-acre area.

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Project Updates
August 2010
Seacology recently received a letter from Raimundo Quintal, President of the Association of Friends of the Ecological Park of Funchal, informing Seacology of a massive fire which destroyed all but...
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July 2005
Former field representative Korrina Horta visited the May 2005 planting event and reported that the project is providing much-needed reforestation to the Funchal hillsides and that the children...
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July 2004
Since 2002, the park’s program to plant and maintain endemic shrubs has restored six hectares of a formally deserted area of Pico de Arreiro. The park’s environmental education program for...
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