Rural Development Programme support was used to improve the accessibility and educational function of a UNESCO-listed Natural Park in Madeira, Portugal.
Projects & Practice
Introducing a new forest management method that ensures the rapid and natural rejuvenation of harvested forests.
Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
The construction of two small water basins that minimise the risk of floods and offer a habitat that promotes biodiversity.
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
An afforestation project to protect the largest body of freshwater in Guadeloupe and improve the biodiversity in the surrounding area.
The construction of a treetop path that enhances visitors’ experience in one of the oldest oak forests in Europe.
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.