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PARQMAR: Characterization, planning and management of diverse marine protected areas in the Macaronesian archipelagos.

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.parqmar.org/index.php
Duration: 07/2004 - 10/2006

This project achieves the valorisation of marine and coastal ecosystems related to protected areas in the Macaronesian Region and the promotion of their conservation.

The main objectives are:

  • The establishment of international cooperation among the three archipelagos (Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands)
  • Ecological characterization and conservation status evaluation of the marine areas under scope;
  • Contribution to the effective transfer of knowledge and information among the three archipelagos, thus increasing the knowledge of their marine fauna and flora;
  • Development of environmental education activities, including the production of materials as illustrated guides.

The main actions can be summarized in:

  1. Characterization of the main marine habitats and biotopes on the Marine Eco-Park of Funchal and Natura 2000 areas from Santa Maria, Tenerife and Gran Canaria Islands.
  2. Characterization of the resources, their exploration and potential threats.
  3. Definition of marine trails for scuba divers.
  4. Creation of a data base of marine biodiversity.
  5. Proposal of Management Plan for the areas considered.
  6. Design and development of Education and public information activities.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Data collection, Decision-making and public participation, Education and training, Environmental management
The documents are available to download at the project website
Contact: Rui Ricardo Pereira Araújo Correia
Funchal Municipality / Marine Biology Station of Funchal / Câmara Municipal do Funchal / Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal (CMF / EBMF)
EBMF – Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal
Cais do Carvão
9000-107 Funchal, Madeira
Telephone: +351 291700360
Fax: +351 291766339
E-Mail: ricardo.araujo@cm-funchal.pt
Website: http://www.cm-funchal.pt
Partner: Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais (SRA) (http://www.sra.pt)
Cabildo de Tenerife (www.cabtfe.es)
Centro de Investigación en Biodiversidad y Gestión Ambiental, (www.bioges.org). Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) (www.ulpgc.es)
Universidade dos Açores (UA), Secção de Biologia Marinha do Departamento de Biologia (SBM/DB) (http://www.uac.pt/intro.php)
Cabildo de Gran Canaria (www.grancanaria.com)
Ayuntamiento de Mogán, Gran Canaria (www.mogan.es/)
Budget: 1.289.673
Financed by: Interreg IIIB- Azores-Madeira-Canarias/ FEDER (ERDF) (http://www.interreg-mac.org/es/index.jsp)