Young migrants will monitor the forest in Castelo Branco to prevent fires

Eighteen young migrants aged between 14 and 23 will monitor forest areas in the municipality of Castelo Branco, as part of the “Nós pela Florestas” project.

“In addition to fostering a sense of responsibility in these young people and a feeling of belonging to the community, the main objective of this project is to guarantee the surveillance of the territory’s forests and environmental preservation, through s of daily surveillance from a post on the castle walls of the city of Castelo Branco”, he explained today, in a statement sent to the Lusa agency, Amato Lusitano — Development Association (ALAD).

This year, the project involves the involvement of 18 volunteers from the migrant and refugee community residing in the Castelo Branco region.

Surveillance actions begin on the 15th and will continue until the 23rd of August.

The project includes a training course prior to the start of surveillance, in order to train and prepare young volunteers, delivered by the District Command team at the Emergency and Protection Authority. Civil and GNR.

The “Nós pela Florestas” project is promoted by ALAD and aims to guarantee the surveillance of forest areas from a fixed guard post, within the scope of preserving nature, forests and their respective ecosystems against fires and other disasters.

“Nós pela Floresta” is part of the Youth Volunteering Program for Nature and Forests run by the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) and is the fifth consecutive year that it has taken place in Castelo Branco.


Francesco Giganti

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