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Reserva Natural Integral do Ilhéu dos Pássaros

Name of organisation:

Instituto Nacionl da Biodiversdade e Áreas de Conservação

Funding support:

Wadden Sea, Wetlands International

Number of staff:


Number of visitors per year:


Overall aims of the centre:

Environmental awareness of wetland conservation issues

Vital statistics:

– 1.7km2
– Mangroves, lagoons

Main CEPA work areas:

The communication strategy is essentially based on raising awareness among students. We organize discovery trips with several schools and universities in the country

Top three successes:

  •  Construction of a bird observatory
  • Realisation of continuous contacts
  • Integration of the local population into the project for the conservation of migratory sites

Top three challenges:

  • Maintain the current level
  • Recruit 2 more employees
  • Increase site traffic

Interpretation techniques:

Creating signs; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres:

Managing / creating habitat


Initiatives with the local community

Education and communication:

Adult education, Working with primary schools, working with schools


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