Environment

Green Flag Awards Scheme is inviting people to vote for their favourite parks

It's time to select the world's favourite parks! The Green Flag Awards Scheme is inviting people to vote for their favourite parks in the People's Choice Awards. You can find your nearest award-winning parks at www.greenflagaward.org. To vote for your favourite, simply find it on the map and click the vote button. Invite everyone to vote, as well.

What lies ahead regarding biodiversity? Join the debate in Serralves on 10 and 11 September 2019

On 10 and 11 September 2019, Porto hosts the International Conference of the Park, in Serralves. The aim is to bring together inspiring speakers and experts for scientific insights on problems of the past, present and the challenges for the future regarding planet restoration.

"Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again"

The third session of "Ambiente em Família" municipal programme, "Nights with bats special session" takes place on 23 August at the CEA - Environmental Education Centre, at the Park S. Roque, at 8pm (entrance by Travessa das Antas).

Do it for your own bat

The creatures of the night await on 23 August at Park of São Roque. The next initiative "Evening with bats" in Porto is a great opportunity to dispel myths about these nocturnal flying mammals and get to know a bit of their living habits, from 10am till 10pm.

Gaspar, the white Iberian dolphin that swims at Praia do Molhe

The first white Iberian dolphin to be spotted in the Iberian Peninsula has visited the beaches of Porto and Matosinhos these past days. It is a pleasure to see such a white dot against the blue of the Atlantic Ocean, as Gaspar - the name CIIMAR researchers gave him - swims back and forth Porto and Matosinhos beaches, even though fishermen believe it is a female, as it was spotted with a cub.

Intermunicipal territory brought to life in Porto District

The intermunicipal project of the Rio Tinto River Clean-up project, led by Porto Municipal Company Águas do Porto, in the context of the global urban planning of Porto district has been successfully concluded.

Porto fights plastic pollution and raises awareness on plastic litter in the ocean

If you come across a huge sculpture representing the planet and which is filled with plastic bottles you are appreciating the result of a joint initiative by the Interdisciplinary Centre of Maritime and Environmental Investigation of the University of Porto (CIIMAR-UP) and the SeaLife. The goal is to raise awareness on the grave threat plastic litter poses not only to the oceans but also to canals and rivers all across the world.

CIBIO- Porto researchers study climate change impact in Amazonia

The renowned magazine "Science Advances", published an article on the crucial role of climate in the bird diversity of Amazonia and pinpoints the southeast region of this biome as the most vulnerable to climate change. These were the findings of a study carried out by an international team that integrates researchers of the CIBIO-Centre for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources of Porto.

Porto fights trash-induced marine pollution

Porto celebrates World Oceans Day next 8 June, and at 10am a group of volunteers will participate in a beach clean-up in the area to reduce litter, protect the waters and raise awareness on the importance of fighting marine litter. Applications are open! Be inspired!

Porto launches the biggest beach clean-up ever on World Oceans Day

Porto will mark World Oceans Day with probably the biggest beach clean-up in the city's beaches. Applications are open for all volunteers that wish to play a concrete role in fighting marine litter, on 8 June.