© Pedro Menezes
© Pedro Menezes
© Câmara Municipal do Porto Santo
© Neide Paixão
© Câmara Municipal do Porto Santo
© Élvio Sousa
© Susana Fontinha
© Élvio Sousa
© Francisco Fernandes
© António Aguiar
© Susana Fontinha
© Élvio Sousa
© Pedro Menezes
© Filipe Viveiros
© Élvio Sousa
© Pedro Menezes

General Objectives

 

The following general objectives were defined for the Porto Santo Island Biosphere Reserve:

Consolidate the image of the Biosphere Reserve of the Island of Porto Santo, facilitating its perception inside and outside its geographical scope;

Make the preservation of natural and historical-cultural values ​​with economic activities compatible, promoting the improvement of the population's well-being and the sustainable development of the Reserve;

Preserve biogeodiversity through increased knowledge, management and monitoring of natural resources and values;

Promote information and participation, integrating the community in the strategic objectives and developing a sense of belonging relative to the Reserve;

Promote awareness and training of the agents involved in the Reserve, through training programmes, equipping them with knowledge and tools to achieve the objectives of the Reserve;

Promote actions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change with a significant impact on the Reserve’s territory;

Establish a network for sharing experiences with other Biosphere Reserves;

Contribute to the development of the local economy through the creation and promotion of local products and differentiated tourism services supplied throughout the year.

 

Porto Santo (c) Pedro Menezes

 

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