Santo Antão receives launch of the International Year of Mountains

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Santo Antão receives launch of the International Year of Mountains
Santo Antão receives launch of the International Year of Mountains

Africa-Press – Cape verde. Santo Antão will receive, on Tuesday, the launch of the International Year of Mountains, presided over by the President of the Republic, José Maria Neves, as part of his first visit to this island as Head of State.

The ceremony will take place in the Natural Park of Cova, in the Planalto Leste, according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic, which decided to embrace this initiative by the United Nations (UN) to “raise awareness” of the country to “the need to protect biodiversity, aiming to ensure the well-being of mountainous communities and the plains, through sustainable conservation and development”.

“The Head of State will thus be calling everyone to the duty of mountains protection, in the framework of advocay in favor of their conversation, as advocated in the SDG and Agenda 2063,” the statement said.

As part of this three-day visit to Santo Antão, which begins Monday in the municipality of Porto Novo, José Maria Neves will have an agenda focused on the environmental issue.

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