> Last 29th of March, another biodiversity safeguarding action for temporary ponds was made in the Terras Sem Sombra Festival, in Odemira.
The Terras Sem Sombra Festival promotes Sacra Music in Baixo Alentejo since 2003. It encourages cultural decentralization, stimulates new audiences, fosters inclusion, supports sustainability and pretends to highlight Baixo Alentejo. The concerts are scheduled in important historic churches of Beja’ Diocese. The main goal of the Festival is to connect the real estate religious heritage with Sacra Music and emphasize the most interesting aspects of the landscape and its biodiversity.
The priority is to boost awareness of the natural resources thus; each show is associated with a biodiversity safeguarding action that has the participation of the artists and the general public.
Therefore, on the 29th of March, 2015, another biodiversity safeguarding action for temporary ponds was made in Odemira. All participants walked around Malhão, Vila Nova de Milfontes, in search of biodiversity that is associated with temporary ponds. There were around 60 participants that got to know some of the species of this important habitat with the help of biologists Tiago Marques, a specialist in mammals and Edgar Gomes, an expert on amphibians. Volunteers had the opportunity to wear high rubber boots and experience the work of biologists.
This action had the support of ICNF and the CMO.