LOULÉ CÂMARA joined with the Federação de Caçadores do Algarve, the Algarve hunting federation, to carry out a major clean up operation to collect abandoned rubbish from the hunting areas within the borough. Thanks to this initiative, 90 tons of dead shells and 270 tons of rubbish were collected.
In terms of equipment, the council used two mechanical diggers, two 7.5-ton trucks, six 18.5cbm skips and three heavy vehicles for transporting the skips. Sixteen council workers took part in the cleaning operation, which included drivers, sweepers, technicians and supervisors.
This action was taken to preserve the environment and also with a view to raising awareness of the importance of keeping these areas clean in order to avoid forest fire outbreaks, such as those that occurred last summer in various areas of the borough.
According to those responsible at Loulé Câmara, “the hunting associations are clearly making an effort to prevent and fight forest fires, and all these initiatives deserve the greatest support from the council”.