‘Renature Monchique’, a project launched in 2019 to help replant vast areas of the borough devastated by a massive wildfire in 2018, is due to be relaunched at an event in Faro on Thursday (November 10).
The project is coordinated by GEOTA and involves partnerships with Monchique Council, the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation, the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) and Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which joined the project in a bid to “compensate the carbon footprint” of its operations.
The relaunch event will take place at 10am at the RTA auditorium and will see participating entities assess the work completed so far, as well as the project’s future goals.
It’s been over four years since a massive fire broke out in Monchique in August 2018, destroying around 28,000 hectares of land. Since then, efforts have been underway to replant the affected areas with native species which are less prone to the spread of wildfires.