Environment

Another seven trees under Tree preservation order in the city of Porto

Hundred-year-old palm trees that stand in the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal have been legally protected. This reinforces the Municipality's commitment towards preserving the urban greening in the city of Porto.

Like we said: "We don't just talk in Porto, we dig holes and plant trees!"

In line with the FUTURO project, targeted at planting more than 100 thousand trees in Porto Metropolitan Area (AMP) by 2021, another 158 trees and bushes were planted this morning near the A43 highway, in the parish of Campanhã, thus expanding the urban forest network in the city of Porto.

Porto City Hall ensures century old tree is legally protected

A huge 150 years old Metrosideros that sits at the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal has been classified as a "Public Interest Vegetation" by the Nature and Forests Conservation Institute (ICNF), upon request by Porto City Hall.

The University of Porto leads project to end wasteful fishing practices

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Maritime and Environmental Investigation of the University of Porto (CIIMAR-UP) is leading a project to further the reduction of the pollution of the marine environment, which originates from the fishing sector: the NetTag.

Asprela Green Park in Porto closer to increase community quality of life

Porto City Hall Executive has approved the Consortium that will carry out the tree planting project in the Asprela Green Park, where over 600 trees should be planted this year.

We don't just talk in Porto, we dig holes and plant trees

The objective of the FUTURO project was to plant more than 100 thousand trees in Porto Metropolitan Area (AMP) by 2021. That goal has already been fulfilled due to the strong commitment of all the municipalities in the Metropolitan Area of Porto.

Green Project Awards ceremony happens on 12 January in Porto

The 10th Green Project Awards Prize ceremony will take place in Porto, at the Porto Congress Centre (Old Customs House) on 12 January, simultaneously with the V GPA'17 Conference around the theme of citizenship and the future of sustainability.

Porto takes part in "greening" social districts all across Europe

Porto City Hall participates in an international consortium, coordinated by the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, which will implement a regeneration programme to bring life to housing districts in seven European Cities, through the creation of green corridors. In the context of the horizon 2020, the Research Funding Framework Programme for technological development and innovation, the EU will contribute with more than 13 million euros for the URBiNAT - Urban Innovative...

Porto holds "Blue Municipality" status for the second year running

Porto proudly boasts "Blue Municipality 2017" status on the basis of criteria on environmental education practices for the second year running.

Photo Ark by Joel Sartore urges people to take action and save the planet

Like a present time Noah's ark, the Photo Ark is full of wildlife that is urgent saving. The exhibition "Photo Ark by Joel Sartore", sponsored by National Geographic is on display at the Biodiversity Gallery - Living Science Centre from 18 October 2017 till 28 April 2018. In an interview to Porto., Joel Sartore talks about his life passion, or "obsession", as he calls it, to document all endangered species in this ark.