Lagos Municipality and RIAS working together in the recovery of wild animals

By TPN/Lusa, in Algarve, Renature, Health & Environment · 19-03-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

In 2019 and 2020 a total of 164 animals of 27 different species (mainly birds) were collected in the Municipality of Lagos and sent to RIAS (Centro de Recuperação e Investigação de Animais Selvagens). 131 arrived alive, and the centre managed to save 78 and release them successfully back into the wild. Looking at the data from across the Algarve and the number of wildlife that has been sent to RIAS for help in the last year - the number has increased significantly, making a total of 3,150 animals that arrived for assistance at the centre.

To celebrate this the Lagos City Council and the ‘Associação Aldeia’, under the guidance of ICNF (Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e Florestas) and in conjunction with the team of SEPNA (Serviço de Proteção da Natureza da GNR) are going to continue to work closely with RIAS providing them with the financial support they need to recover injured or sick wild animals, as well as to help with their environmental research and education - with the aim of preserving wild fauna and biodiversity in the Algarve.

Lagos will contribute an annual budget of €2,500 to the project. The protocol is valid for one year, with the possibility of automatic renewal for equal and successive periods of time.

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