Rewilding Portugal and Jornal Fórum Covilhã sign collaboration protocol

March 5, 2020

Rewilding Portugal celebrated on the morning of March 4, 2020, Wednesday, a collaboration protocol with Jornal Fórum Covilhã.

Moment of the protocol signing

Rewilding Portugal celebrated on the morning of March 4, 2020, Wednesday, a collaboration protocol with the Jornal Fórum Covilhã. The protocol was celebrated at the headquarters of this newspaper that morning, with Rewilding Portugal being represented in this act by Pedro Prata, team leader, and Marta Cálix, project manager, while the Fórum Covilhã was represented in the person of its director Vítor Aleixo and his editor chief Ricardo Tavares. This protocol provides a close collaboration in the information sharing of Rewilding Portugal and its projects, so that Fórum Covilhã can disseminate and promote it. In return, journalists from Fórum Covilhã will have specific theoretical and practical training in this area of ​​nature conservation, among others, under the responsibility of Rewilding Portugal.

Fórum Covilhã is a generalist newspaper regional with weekly publication, with great impact in the municipalities of Covilhã, Fundão, Belmonte, Manteigas and Penamacor, also covering the remaining municipalities in the district of Castelo Branco, being a newspaper that stands out for its rigor, credibility and exemption, in the performance of its public information service and with plurality of opinion. As such, it can play an important role in the regional dissemination of information on the nature protection work of Rewilding Portugal and its partners.

Rewilding Portugal is the coordinating entity of the LIFE WolFlux project (LIFE17 NAT / PT / 00554), funded by the European Commission, within which conservation actions for the Iberian wolf are developed in the south of the Douro River, and has the role of promoting the dissemination of information about this species and measures that promote coexistence in the region.

In addition, Rewilding Portugal is also one of the partners in the project Scaling Up Rewilding in Western Iberia, coordinated by Rewilding Europe and financed by the Endangered Landscapes Program, managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and financed by Arcadia, a fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing. This project aims to enhance the region’s natural and cultural heritage, promoting local economies based on nature. Both of these projects are being developed by a partnership, which in addition to Rewilding Portugal and Rewilding Europe also includes the University of Aveiro, AT Natureza and Zoo Logical.

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