Biodiversity Project Defines Signage of Areas as the Main Action for Managing Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Project Defines Signage of Areas as the Main Action for Managing Protected Areas
Biodiversity Project Defines Signage of Areas as the Main Action for Managing Protected Areas

Africa-Press – Cape verde. The biologist and executive director of the NGO Projecto Biodiversidade, Albert Taxonera, considered, in Sal, that the main action for managing protected areas on the island is the signposting of the areas so that visitors can identify them.

The environmentalist was speaking on Wednesday, 10th, at the end of another stage of signaling that the project carries out on the island, in partnership with the Government, this time in the Baía da Murdeira Natural Reserve.

“This is the only 100 percent (%) marine protected area and in terms of biodiversity it is one of the main places where you can see the humpback whale, and for years you can observe many species of cetaceans, being one of the sea ​​turtle nesting beaches”, explained the biologist.

The same source recalled that many species of coral and sharks can also be found within the bay, which is why he said that it is an area “very rich” in biodiversity.

This signage project is the second on the island of Sal, after the Costa Fragata Natural Reserve, in the south of the island, but the intention, according to Taxonera, is to continue the same work in the island’s other natural reserves.

“We believe that it is very important to identify the reserves, because if we say that they are very important and the people or tourists who visit the island cannot identify where these reserves are, it makes no sense”, he continued.

Albert Taxonera also mentioned that the purpose of the signage is to inform visitors so that, once they know that it is a protected area, they can be responsible for their actions.

For his part, the councilor of the Sal City Council for the Environment, Francisco Correia, said that this is a “small gesture”, but that it has “great relevance” for the island.

“Sal is a small island where everyone must fight to protect endemic species (…), this is a work that will signal and delimit the movement of vehicles as well as inform visitors where they can and cannot circulate”, highlighted the councilor.

The aforementioned project for signaling protected areas, authored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, implemented on Sal island by the NGO Projeto Biodiversidade, has partnerships with the Municipality of Sal, Turinvest and the Cape Verde Tourism Institute.

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