School of Nature wins the European Citizen’s Natura 2000 Award

“School of Nature” won the European Citizen’s Natura 2000 Award by public vote in an online poll of 25 finalists in the Natura 2000 Network competition. The project was promoted by the Câmara de Viana do Castelo and coordinated by the Center for Environmental Monitoring and Interpretation of Viana do Castelo.This project was developed by Alumni of the Master’s degree in Ecology, namely Susana Pereira, Marisa Gomes and Fábio Faria together with Pedro Gomes, researcher at CBMA – Center for Molecular and Environmental Biology.  “School of Nature” was funded by “Portugal 2020” and has as partners the municipality of Esposende and Vila Nova de Cerveira, the University of Coimbra, through the Institute of the Sea, and the scientific and technical support of CBMA of University of Minho and the Center for the Conservation of Butterflies of Portugal.  The Pan-European Prize, recognizes excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation work, showing added value for local economies and raising public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.