Duration: May – December 2019
The FLORESTA+ project aims to promote education for citizenship and a culture of environmental safety in the communities of Figueira da Foz who were affected by the 2017 wildfires. This project is coordinated by Associação BioLiving in partnership with the Municipality of Figueira da Foz and with the financial support of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa through the Recomeçar Fund.
As one of the main objectives, this project aims to raise the awareness of the local communities of Figueira da Foz about the importance of native forests, as well as their valorization and alternatives to the current forest models.
The project's actions include the control of invasive exotic species, training sessions about sustainable forest management models with forest owners and, environmental education activities with students from the 1st to the 3rd cycle of schooling. In total, more than 1000 people were involved in the course of the project, which resulted, among other indicators, in the sowing of 1400 acorns of oak (Quercus robur) sown by 750 students from different schools in Figueira da Foz. Manuals of good practices were produced and distributed to inform, educate and train the local communities.