Something entrusted to us

Something entrusted to us

Let’s give a future to our abandoned landscape

  • 30618

    raised

    105% of 29 195€

    313 backers

  • 21/05/2019

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  • Completed

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Let’s give a future to our abandoned landscape

Montis – Nature Conservation Association seeks to bring land management where it lacks to create more biodiversity, more richness and more social value, with the community’s involvement. For this purpose, we intend to buy marginal land that in the recent past was important to the rural economy, but nowadays has no social function and is very vulnerable, namely to large wildfires, due to decades of abandonment.  Our goal is to give a hand to the natural processes to increase biodiversity and the landscape resilience in order to become more useful and pleasant to a larger variety of species, including our own.

In the Açor mountain range (Pampilhosa da Serra), an area in great risk of violent wildfires due to the abandonment of the territory, we have signed a promise to buy contract for 3 land plots (5 hectares) to where we plan to bring our model of open management, involving the society in the support of natural processes.  In the Caramulo mountain range (Vouzela) we have a spoken agreement to buy 13 plots of lands (3,5 hectares) close to the 5,5ha we already bought in the 2014 crowdfunding. These plots, such as the entire surrounding area, have burnt in a severe wildfire in October 15th 2017; the signing of the deed of sale depends on solving a couple of problems with the properties register. In the Arada mountain range (S. Pedro do Sul) we are negotiating the purchase of some plots contiguous to the 100ha of common land that Montis already manages and where we have applied all our panoply of resources to engage with the community through volunteering, and the support of natural regeneration processes, natural engineering and prescribed fire techniques we prefer. The value of the last plots of land (Arada) is not included in this campaign as it is a situation that requires some time to discuss. It will serve as an alternative if the sale of the plots in Vouzela does not go through.

This campaign will finance the purchase of this land, and all the amount that exceeds what we ask will be used in the purchase, still in negotiation, of the plots contiguous to the common land of Carvalhais, in the Arada mountain range or any other land that we can negotiate.

Terreno Pampilhosa

About the author

MONTIS – Nature Conservation Association is a national non-profit NGO. Based in Vouzela, Viseu, Montis was created in March 23rd 2014 with the aim of managing lands with relevance to the conservation of the natural values.

The main mission of this association, with about 400 members now, Portuguese and international, is to ensure the development of the natural processes, promote the conservation of indigenous species, deal smartly with wildfires and other natural hazards and increase the biodiversity value.

Equipa Técnica da Montis

Budget and due dates

Açor: 5.000€ + deed of sale 500€
Caramulo: 10.000€ + deed of sale 1.000€
5.000€ for management of forest fuels
5.000€ volunteering activities (weekend, monthly volunteering day, bioblitz, etc) for 3 years.

PPL commissions: 2693,24€

Total: 29.195€

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  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Thanks + Report

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management.

    37 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Thanks + Report + Voucher for a Montis activity

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) Voucher, with the value of the donation, for an activity in Montis properties.

    76 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Thanks + Report + Digital Booklet

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) Digital Booklet Digital with poetry, drawings, etc, made by Montis long-term volunteers of the project LIFE VOLUNTEER ESCAPES;

    115 backers

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    50€ or more

    Thanks + Report + Walk or activity on the property (maximum of 5 people)

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) Walk on the properties bought with the crowdfunding/ walk in a river mountain (alternatively a trail can be drawn according to the interests and characteristics of the group, including the use of a joellete, for people with reduced mobility, in non-adapted trails) or an activity to select, organized by Montis in the association properties. Note: The activities given only as a reward to higher rewards cannot be selected.

    88 backers

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    100€ or more

    Thanks + Report + Walk or activity on the property (maximum of 15 people)

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) Walk on the properties bought with the crowdfunding/ walk in a river mountain (alternatively a trail can be drawn according to the interests and characteristics of the group, including the use of a joellete, for people with reduced mobility, in non-adapted trails) or an activity to select, organized by Montis in the association properties. Note: The activities given only as a reward to higher rewards cannot be selected.

    60 backers

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    250€ or more

    Thanks + Report - Walk or activity (maximum of 40 people) or Natural Engineering workshop on one of Montis properties (4 people

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) Walk on the properties bought with the crowdfunding/ walk in a river mountain (alternatively a trail can be drawn according to the interests and characteristics of the group, including the use of a joellete, for people with reduced mobility, in non-adapted trails) or an activity to select, organized by Montis in the association properties. Note: The activities given only as a reward to higher rewards cannot be selected; 4)Natural Engineering workshop on one of Montis properties to 4 people. The activity will be designed according to the interests and characteristics of the group.

    10 backers

  • Invest with
    500€ or more

    Thanks+ Report - Photo tour for a weekend or Program of training/activity to discover nature (with specialists) for a group of 5

    1) Thanks and “Property Certificate”; 2) Annual Digital Report, indication the actions and results obtained with the land management; 3) 2 days photo tour; 4) Capacitation program/activity “discover nature” (with conservation specialist) for a group of 5 people, for 2 days; 5) Team building activity up to 50 people, designed according to the interests and characteristics of the group.

    14 backers

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Thu, 23/05/2019 - 11:10

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

21/05/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 22:32

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Sat, 27/04/2019 - 13:26

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 13:19

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

22/03/2019

313 members of the PPL community
support this campaign

  • 176
    new backers

  • 137
    recurrent backers

  • 87
    anonymous backers

Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • cgeraldes

    22/05/2019 - 08:08

  • João M A Soares

    21/05/2019 - 18:05

    Vale a pena acreditar nos que acreditam, são "transparentes" e se sujeitam ao escrutínio público! Parabéns à Montis e aos seus líderes!"

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    21/05/2019 - 17:40

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    21/05/2019 - 16:00

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    21/05/2019 - 10:35

    Maria do Carmo e João Campos

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    21/05/2019 - 09:29

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    21/05/2019 - 01:10

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    20/05/2019 - 22:49

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