More space for nature in the International Tejo (Tagus International)
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More space for nature in the International Tejo (Tagus International)

Quercus carried out a groundbreaking campaign within the environmental movement in Portugal to acquire land for the nature conservation in the Tagus international (“Tejo interna...

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  • 17/02/2017

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Quercus carried out a groundbreaking campaign within the environmental movement in Portugal to acquire land for the nature conservation in the Tagus international (“Tejo internacional”) region. Today, a new opportunity to purchase another site of 80 hectares has arisen with the aim to protect and conserve Biodiversity.

In 1987, Quercus carried out a groundbeaking campaign within the environmental movement in Portugal to acquire land for nature conservation in the Tagus international (“Tejo internacional”) region. This campaign aimed to protect the endangered fauna and flora in the Tagus International Nature Reserve, in order to prevent our native forest and endangered fauna from being destroyed by eucalyptus plantations and illegal logging. At the time Quercus raised funds to purchase 600 hectares (ha), and has, over the last 30 years, intervened in various reserves to promote the recovery of biodiversity. Thanks to these efforts, species such as the black vulture and the Iberian imperial eagle have once again returned and chosen Portugal to build their nesting grounds, priority habitats such as the bushweeds (dominated by Flueggea tinctoria) and various species of threatened flora such as the Portuguese lily have recovered in these areas.

There is now a new opportunity to continue this task by extending one of the reserves by another 80 ha, the land that we intend to acquire share boundaries with a 430ha property which is owned and managed by Quercus.

Mapa de área a adquirir

Mapa de área a adquirir

This new site will allow the recovery of another 800 meters of the “Ribeira do Marmelal” banks, a river with priority habitats of conservation such as the “tamujais” bushweeds (Flueggea tinctoria) and ash trees and with presence of species like the Europeanpond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and the Portuguese bogue.

This acquisition will allow for the conservation of over 40ha of cork oak forest and 20ha of Azinhal forest where several hundred species live, some of which are in danger of extinction.

With this acquisition Quercus will manage an area of more than 680ha, where we will continue to safeguard the natural values, increasing the knowledge and the protection of biodiversity.

Quercus has been advocating the recovery of habitats and species in this area, by raising awareness of environmental education, nature (wilderness) tourism, reforestation and recovery of waterlines, a vulture feeder, removal of invasive alien species, rehabilitated animals are returned to nature among many other initiatives. This work has been carried out through partnerships and collaboration with other local players, local associations, municipalities, companies and public authorities.

These areas will be conserved and managed according to the philosophy of the Rewilding Europe project, an initiative that aims to create more spaces in Europe and corridors for nature...

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About the author

Quercus National Association for Nature Conservation (QUERCUS - Associação Nacional De Conservação Da Natureza in Portuguese) is a Portuguese environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) founded on the 31st of October, 1985.

Quercus is an independent, national, non-partisan, non-profit organization and is composed of citizens with the same interest in the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources as well as in safeguarding the environment in general, according to a sustainable development.

The designated name of the organization, Quercus, is the common Latin name attributed to the oaks, the holm oaks and the cork oaks. These trees characterize the most evolved forest ecosystems that covered Portugal where only a few remnants still exist.

Over the years, Quercus has played an ever-increasing irreverent and constructive role in the defense of multiple causes of nature and the environment in the Portuguese society. Today, its framework for action encompasses a number of thematic areas of environmental relevance, including nature and biodiversity conservation, energy, water, waste, climate change, forests, sustainable consumption, environmental accountability among others. This specialized supervision is largely supported by the work developed by various work groups and a constant involvement of projects.

This status was progressively conquered through the attentive vigilant tracking and documenting of reality, without losing sight of the relevant focal principles, as well as the needs to complement the critical reporting with the effort to build consensus in Portuguese society, without which no effective model of sustainable development will be possible in our country.

Quercus is characterized by its decentralization, where 18 regional offices (“Núcleos Regionais”) cover the entire country, including the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira. Thus, allowing for Quercus to monitor the environmental reality and carry out awareness-raising activities within its geographical coverage.

In 1992, Quercus received the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Award and the title of honorary member of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator (“Ordem do Infante D. Henrique”).

Budget and due dates

To purchase this land with 80 hectares, Quercus needs a total of 150,000 euros by the end of February 2017. However for this PPL campaign, Quercus need  20,000 euros. 

The money from this campaingn will be used only to by this land and this 20,000  is the part we still need to achive  the total budget. 

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    Facebook mention

    With this donation we can put your name in a list to be publish in QUERCUS facebook.

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    Special book offer, travel guide of natural wonders in the Tagus International (mail costs included for Portugal)

    This travel guide, based on the work carried out by QUERCUS in the area, presents the Tagus International´s history regarding several aspects, namely 8 pedestrian (trekking/hiking) and 4 road routes/trips with different objectives (e.g., villages, forest), a set of maps (one for each route) and various biodiversity surveys (baseline studies) contained within the area (for example, trees and shrubs, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). Author: Paulo Monteiro Edition: Quercus A.N.C.N., illustrated, 268 p.

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    Special offer of a guided tour in the Tagus International Nature Reserve

    One-day visit, accompanied by a specialized tour guide, in the Tagus International Nature Reserve. An opportunity to get to know the biodiversity of the area and the nature conservation projects carried out in the reserves managed by Quercus.

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    Special offer for two nights at the Retreat House located in the village of Rosmaninhal within the Tagus Interna

    Two-night stay for 2 people in the Retreat House in the village of Rosmaninhal in the Natural Park of the International Tagus. Strategically located in the village of Rosmaninhal and near the Tagus International Nature Reserve, the House of Rosmaninhal is located 30 km from Idanha-a- Nova, 53 km from Castelo Branco and 34 km from the border (Segura). The house accommodates visitors who want to explore and learn about the natural and historical-cultural heritage of the Tagus International Nature Reserve, as well as the surrounding area (e.g., Idanha-a-Velha and Monsanto). Thus, supporting the nature-based tourism, which intends to be compatible with the preservation of natural values and based on sustainable local development .Includes one pack with 3 travel guide books of natural wonders in the Tagus International, Serra do Sicó e Serra da Lousã.

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Envio de recompensas aos apoiantes da campanha

Caro apointe as recompensas estão a ser enviadas em blocos de 100 envios, pelo que vão demorar mais algumas semanas a serem todas processadas. agradecemos a compreensão . Bem ...

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Fri, 07/04/2017 - 08:44

Envio de recompensas aos apoiantes da campanha

Caros apoiantes , a Quercus vai durante a próxima semana enviar as recompensas por correio.Qualquer questão podem contactar para o e.mail :castelobranco@quercus.pt Mais uma vez...

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Fri, 24/02/2017 - 00:02

Agradecimento /Acknowledgment -MAIS ESPAÇO PARA A NATUREZA

Caro apoiante, em nome da QUERCUS queremos agradecer o seu contributo! Superamos o objectivo desta campanha com 21. 722€ euros angariados com 500 apoiantes! Vamos continuar a pr...

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Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:28

Payout completed

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17/02/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

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  • Quercus ANCN

    Envio de recompensas aos apoiantes da campanha

    Caro apointe as recompensas estão a ser enviadas em blocos de 100 envios, pelo que vão demorar mais algumas semanas a serem todas processadas.
    agradecemos a compreensão .
    Bem haja

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  • João AlmeidaQuercus ANCN

    Recompensas

    Boa tarde,

    Podem-nos atualizar sobre o estado de envio das recompensas?
    Ainda não recebi.

    Cumprimentos,
    João Almeida

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  • João AlmeidaQuercus ANCN

    Envio de recompensas aos apoiantes da campanha

    A campanha de crowdfunding já aconteceu há um ano e a recompensa ainda não foi entregue. O que se passa?

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  • Quercus ANCN

    Envio de recompensas aos apoiantes da campanha

    Caros apoiantes , a Quercus vai durante a próxima semana enviar as recompensas por correio.Qualquer questão podem contactar para o e.mail :castelobranco@quercus.pt
    Mais uma vez bem haja pelo seu apoio!

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  • João AlmeidaQuercus ANCN

    Bom dia,

    Bom dia,

    Ainda não recebi a recompensa e já enviei e-mail mas também não obtive resposta.
    Obrigado.

    Cumprimentos

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  • Abílio Silva

    Brindes

    Olá! Como e quando se processará a entrega dos brindes? Obrigado!

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  • Rafael Villamariz do Nascimento

    Questao

    Boa tarde, desde ja parabéns pelo sucesso da campanha. Gostaria de saber como faço para obter o brinde de acordo com o apoio que dei. Cumps

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  • Quercus ANCN

    Agradecimento /Acknowledgment -MAIS ESPAÇO PARA A NATUREZA

    Caro apoiante, em nome da QUERCUS queremos agradecer o seu contributo! Superamos o objectivo desta campanha com 21. 722€ euros angariados com 500 apoiantes! Vamos continuar a proteger a Natureza e a promover o conhecimento e a educação ambiental!Bem Haja!

    Dear supporter, on behalf of QUERCUS, we want to thank you for your contribution! We surpassed the objective of this campaign with 21.722 € Euros raised with 500 supporters! We will continue to protect Nature and promote knowledge and environmental education! Thanks!

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Nuno Filipe Fernandes da Silva

    20/02/2017 - 11:52

  • João Raimundo

    17/02/2017 - 18:00

  • Anonymous

    17/02/2017 - 18:00

  • Pedro Coito

    17/02/2017 - 17:50

    Pela Conservação da Natureza e do Tejo Internacional!

  • Alice Balbé

    17/02/2017 - 17:49

  • DR PAULO CORREIA

    17/02/2017 - 17:26

    Muito boa campanha. Parabéns!

  • Anonymous

    17/02/2017 - 16:40

  • Carla Rego

    17/02/2017 - 15:55

  • Anonymous

    17/02/2017 - 13:39

  • constança carvalho

    17/02/2017 - 12:03

  • Luis Manuel Pereira Cabrita

    17/02/2017 - 09:16

    Obrigado pelo trabalho e dedicação na defesa do interesse comum e preservação da naturesa.

  • Paulo Pombinho

    17/02/2017 - 00:55

  • alvega10

    17/02/2017 - 00:32

    Muitos parabéns por esta nobre iniciativa. Espero que no futuro iniciativas semelhantes possam ser desenvolvidas noutras regiões do país, como o Algarve.

  • Raul Rodrigues da Silva

    16/02/2017 - 21:30

    Juntos conseguimos.

  • Anonymous

    16/02/2017 - 21:07

  • ON

    16/02/2017 - 21:03

  • Anonymous

    16/02/2017 - 19:49

  • Sara Cruz

    16/02/2017 - 18:31

    Boa iniciativa e a manter os terrenos livres de qualquer intervenção que não aquela expressa neste projecto.

  • Anonymous

    16/02/2017 - 16:46

  • Anonymous

    16/02/2017 - 16:29