São Filipe, Apr 3 (Inforpress) – The Vitó Project, a non-governmental organization, began implementing the project “knowledge for the conservation of endangered flora species in the islands of Fogo and Brava”, financed by the Partnership Fund for Ecosystem in Danger (CEPF).
The “Proyecto Vitó” NGO director, Herculano Diniz, told Inforpress that the project lasts for two years (April 2019 to March 2021), a financing of $ 140,000, four components, monitoring, training, information and awareness and restoration of biodiversity, and aims at strengthening the knowledge about threatened endemic species on both islands.
According to the “Vitó project” NGO director, the monitoring, research and follow-up component will include assessing the status of all endemic species that are classified as threatened or critically endangered, as well as the general survey of these species, both on the island of Fogo and Brava.
In Fogo Island, 41 endemic species of Cabo Verde are cataloged, six of which are endemic to the island, and in Brava 19 species cataloged as endemic to the country and a Brava exclusive, said the “Vitó project” director.
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