- Resultados do Workshop "Viver no Parque Natural do Pico: Pensar no Futuro"
- Resultados Workshop Final “Definição, Planeamento e Gestão de Áreas Protegidas em Pequenas Ilhas – Contributos do Projeto SMARTPARKS”
- Workshop Final “Definição, Planeamento e Gestão de Áreas Protegidas em Pequenas Ilhas – Contributos do Projecto SMARTPARKS”
- ONLINE SURVEY
- Encontro “Viver no Parque Natural do Pico: Pensar o Futuro” – 28 de Abril de 2012
- Iniciativa Parque Aberto
- Resultados Workshop “Viver num Parque Natural: A Ilha do Pico”
- International Meeting on Protected Areas Management - presentations and TV news
- Workshop "Living in a Natural Park: Pico Island" - 27 July 2011
- International Meeting on Protected Areas Management - 28 July 2011
Universidade dos Açores
Dep. de Biologia - Secção de Geografia
Campus Universitário de Ponta Delgada
Rua Mãe de Deus, 13ª
9501-801 Ponta Delgada
Telefone: +351 296 650 479
Fax: +351 296 650 100
The Project SMARTPARKS – Planning and Management System for Small Islands Protected Areas (PTDC/AAC-AMB/098786/2008) – it’s a project funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with a duration of 3 years (2010-2013).
The overall objective is contributing to the existence of SMART protected areas in small island territories, i.e. protected areas meeting the following criteria:
SMARTPARKS Project attempts to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable protected areas, through their compatibility with economic and cultural activities, population’s active involvement and integration with the planning and management options taken at the island level.
The main challenge is to ensure maximum effectiveness in space organization and management, accommodating both society and conservation needs.
SMARTPARKS Project proposes the adoption of a adaptive management model, focusing the definition of what constitutes the preparation phase of the cycle, i.e. problem framework, objectives definition, management alternatives, models and monitoring protocols.
Of its 22 protected areas, 4 are classified as nature reserve, 1 as natural monument, 8 as protected area for species/habitats management (mainly coastal areas), 6 as protected landscape and 3 as protected area for resources management (all marine areas).
Its greatest icons are Pico Mountain, Gruta das Torres, the largest lava tube in Portugal, and the vineyard culture landscape, classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site, singular features at regional and national scale.
Pico Island Park
(adapted from shapefiles made available by Direcção Regional do Ambiente dos Açores)