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Priolo Environmental Center

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Parque Florestal da Cancela do Cinzeiro | Pedreira - Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 918 536 123
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Fascinating insight into these rare birds

The visitors centre was full of information on the Priolo and its habitat and the ongoing... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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The Interpretation Centre of Priolo was developed by SPEA in partnership with SRAM (Regional Secretariat of Environment and Sea) and DRRF (Regional Direction of Forestry Resources) during LIFE Priolo Project. Its mission is to raise awareness for the "Priolo" and its habitat, the Laurel Forest. "Priolo" is one of most threatened birds in Europe, existing only in the east part of the Island of São Miguel, where several actions to preserve and guarantee its survival have been carried, since 2003. Objectives: 1. Reception and information center for all visitors to the SPA ZPE Pico da Vara/Ribeira do Guilherme. 2. Create an activity program, aimed to the local population, that can contribute to improve their knowledge and awareness about native species in the Açores. 3. Offer an interesting educational program for schools all over the Azores. 4. Encourage sustaintable development in the region by selling local handcraft and alimentar products, and by developing Eco-tourism. 5. Develop a group of partners and volunteers, that can contribute to the conservation of the Priolo and its habitat. 6. Develop a structure to encourage research on the SPA Pico da Vara/Ribeira do Guilherme. The centre has many activities for the visitors all year round. Visitors will have access to an interactive exhibition that will help to have a better understanding of the flora, fauna and conservation actions present in the SPA Pico da Vara /Ribeira do Guilherme. The center also has a specially designed children area in which they can do activities related to Priolo and Azorean Laurel Forest.
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17 Aug 2017
“Fascinating insight into these rare birds”
26 Aug 2017
“Schwer zu finden, aber die Suche wert”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Parque Florestal da Cancela do Cinzeiro | Pedreira - Nordeste, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 918 536 123

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The visitors centre was full of information on the Priolo and its habitat and the ongoing conservation work. We were greeted by a friendly member of staff who gave us lots of information on the bird and what is being done to protect it.

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