The flames destroyed 74 houses and over 27,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land in the municipalities of Monchique, Silves and Portimão.
In a communiqué, UÉ says it is coordinating the LIFE-Relict project, which aims to “conserve one of the rarest natural habitats in Europe and one of the most unique in the Monchique mountains.
GEOTA is simultaneously coordinating the Renature Monchique project, focused on the restoration of the “main Natura 2000 habitats affected by the 2018 fire”.
“It is planned to restore the landscape of the Monchique mountains with more than 75,000 trees of native species. It is also planned to contribute to the well-being of the local community and mitigate the future impacts of climate change on the territory,” said the academy.