ATNatureza appeals to all the conservationists for support in the 2018 Faia Brava Fire Prevention Campaign in order to protect the District's largest cork oak and holm oak stands from of another dangerous summer.
The Associação Transumância e Natureza - ATNatureza, in defense of the Natural heritage in this heatwave that threatens our forest, launched (in June) the campaign "Prevention of Fire Faia Brava 2018", in order to prevent the occurrence of ignitions in the Faia Brava Reserve and surrounding territory.
Since then, the association has been making every effort, however, due to the scarcity of resources that are increasingly being felt, ATNatureza launches an appeal for the support of the 2018 Faia Brava Fire Prevention Campaign for the acquisition of resources which at this point we can not bear and need to renew.
The Faia Brava Reserve - which, thanks to the continued efforts of ATNatureza, has not suffered a fire since 2003 - is the first and only private protected area in Portugal and is part of the Forest Intervention Zone (ZIF) of Algodres / Vale de Afonsinho, the Côa Valley Special Protection Zone (Natura 2000), the BirdLife International Important Bird Area (IBA) and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
This territory, together with all other surrounding properties, constitute the largest cork oak and holm oak stands of Guarda's district, reason why its protection becomes indispensable for the conservation of the natural patrimony and the autochthonous forest.
In addition to the acquisition of materials necessary for the prevention and first intervention in fires, this campaign aims to support the food and survival of the large herbivores (Garranos Horses and Maronesas Cows) present in the Faia Brava Reserve which due to the heat, need an accompaniment and replenishment of extra water and food.
This, in addition to the prevention actions, is also complemented by a Volunteering Campaign for Fire Surveillance, which also counts on the participation of the various elements of the team.
In this sense, ATNatureza appeals to all conservationist spirits to support this cause for the survival and conservation of our Nature.
Help us in this cause so as to avoid another catastrophic year.
Do not ignore this cause, contribute and help us to prevent and save what belongs to everyone. Nature is in our hands.