INIDA president says international prize challenges country to invest more in its biodiversity

Praia, Nov 29 (Inforpress) – The president of the National Institute for Agrarian Research and Development (INIDA) said the International Terras sem Sombra International Prize, awarded to the Botanical Garden, challenges further investment in the conservation and safeguarding of the country’s biodiversity.

INIDA has applied for the Terras sem Sombra International Prize, 2019, in the category of Safeguarding Biodiversity, with the Botanical Garden, located in the municipality of São Lourenço dos Órgãos, and was unanimously distinguished as one of the best gardens to be known internationally.

The prize will be presented this Saturday, the 30th, in the auditorium of the Campo Maior Cultural Center, in Portugal, whose act will be chaired by Prince Leo of Hohenberg. For INIDA’s president, Ângela Moreno, this award has a “very important” meaning bearing in mind that for over 40 years the country has been valuing and conserving all its biodiversity and protected areas.

“It is a great honor that the Terras sem Sombra does to Cabo Verde by awarding this recognition award as a key partner in meeting one of the Sustainable Development Goals aimed at conserving and safeguarding biodiversity,” he said in an interview with Inforpress.

Angela Moreno also said they were not expecting to win this title this year, but they never doubted that the Botanical Garden deserved to be recognized internationally.



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