Implementation Actions

In order to address the target problems, LIFE VIDALIA includes a series of implementation actions that contain concrete conservation, monitoring and public awareness and dissemination works.

The implementation actions as foreseen are listed below (the percentage values โ€‹โ€‹shown are approximate and are based on the number of goals achieved in relation to those planned for each action):

C. Conservation Actions

    • C.1 Enlargement and operation of native flora nursery for target species propagation
    • C.2 Conservation of natural populations of Azorina vidalii and Lotus azoricus
    • C.3 Complimentary habitat restoration measures to sustain natural populations of Azorina vidalii and Lotus azoricus
    • C.4 Complementary conservation works for IAS control/eradication in concrete conservation areas and buffer zones
C1 68%
C2 50%
C3 56%
C4 50%

The goals listed below represent a condensed version of the candidacy. The sign โ€œโœ”โ€ indicates the goals already achieved.

Deliverables

โœ” Improved Propagation protocol for Lotus azoricus, in digital format, available in project website

โœ” Updated operational planning for 2020 delivered to operational workers

โœ” Updated operational planning for 2021 delivered to operational workers

โœ”ย Updated operational planning for 2022 delivered to operational workers

Updated operational planning for 2023 delivered to operational workers

Report with data on plants produced vs targets

Natural population synthesis files, including a record of major interventions and outputs, to support dissemination and replication

Action Report with data on natural population reinforced

Updated map with overall plantation and restoration works

Invasive Alien Species Control control practices files, with cost-effectiveness analyses, for each of the methods adopted to support dissemination and replication

Action Report with data on IAS control effectiveness, in digital format

Milestones

โœ” Rare Plant Nursery operational workers contracted and entering into functions

โœ” All foreseen plant nursery infrastructure interventions concluded

โœ” First essays of pilot works on test plots on field

โœ” First reinforcement works with Azorina vidalii initiated

โœ” First reinforcement works with target species initiated in buffer areas

โœ” First fencing installed to protect native species from rabbits

โœ”First area fully cleared of existing individuals of invasive flora, through first controls (requiring further maintenance control)

โœ” First productions using improved propagation protocols, available for on-field reinforcement of natural populations

โœ” All mouse traps active on field

โœ” First reinforcement works with Lotus azoricus initiated

โœ” First results of sowing essays completed

โœ” All fences installed

โœ” Initial reinforcements of natural populations concluded on the 3 islands

All initially foreseen planting works concluded

All conservation works targets achieved or exceeded in the Intervention Areas

D. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions

    • D.1 Assessment of socio-economic impact of the project actions on the local economy and population
    • D.2 Monitoring project outputs and impacts on the targeted conservation problems and LIFE Performance Indicators
    • D.3 Assessment of projectโ€™s impact on ecosystem functionsย ย 
D1 67%
D2 43%
D3 67%

The goals listed below represent a condensed version of the candidacy. The sign โ€œโœ”โ€ indicates the goals already achieved.

Deliverables

โœ” First LIFE Performance Indicators update

โœ” First Update on Assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project

โœ” Second LIFE Performance Indicators update

Third LIFE Performance Indicators update

ย  Secondย Update on Assessment of the socio-economic impact of project actions, delivered with progress reports

Study on the socio-economic impact of the project actions on the local economy and population

Final LIFE Performance Indicators update (final analysis and evaluation of projects results and impacts)

Technical Note with synthesis of conservation impacts and assessment on the revision of conservation status of target flora

Report on project’s impact on ecosystem functions and services

Milestones

โœ” Approval of the list indicators and monitoring protocols at the first meeting of the Stakeholder Board

โœ” Dynamic online database completed with approved/contracted project’s LIFE Performance Indicators

โœ” Approval of the list indicators and monitoring protocols at the first meeting of the Advisory Support Board

โœ” First inquiries with stakeholders undertaken

โœ” Baseline assessment of the approved indicators concluded and disseminated

โœ” External assistance to support action’s works contracted

LIFE Performance Indicators targets accomplished or exceeded

E. Public awareness and dissemination of results

    • E.1 Projectโ€™s Communication Program
    • E.2 Projectโ€™s Environmental Education and Awareness Program/Activities
    • E.3 Projectโ€™s Stakeholdersโ€™ Engagement and Volunteering Program
    • E.4 Core Technical Dissemination and Networking
    • E.5 Replication and Transfer of Project Outputs
E1 75%
E2 64%
E3 56%
E4 29%
E5 20%

The goals listed below represent a condensed version of the candidacy. The sign โ€œโœ”โ€ indicates the goals already achieved.

Deliverables

โœ” Facebook page online

โœ” Project Website fully operational

โœ” Teacher’s Activities and Resources Guide

โœ” Digital files of the Mobile and Modular exhibitions

โœ” Delivery of the first Media Coverage Report

Printed version of the Children’s Tale

โœ” SmartApp available to download

โœ” Delivery of the Second Media Coverage Report

โœ” First Technical Workshop deployed

โœ” Landscape architecture projects for adaptation of tourism lodgment gardens

Delivery of the Third Media Coverage Report

Second Technical Workshop deployed

Project’s Final Conference deployed

Layman Report

All Noticeboards placed in project sites

Delivery of the Final Media Coverage Report

List with lodgment agents awarded by volunteer N2000 conservation practices

List with tourism service provider agents capacitated for deployment of guided volunteering activities in N2000

Networking visits documentation delivered

Project’s Replicability and Transferability strategy

Milestones

โœ” First press release delivered

โœ” First version of the website online

โœ” First Networking visit to external project concluded

โœ” First notice board placed on field

โœ” First public annual visit promoted

โœ” First activity with Third Sector Organization organized at the Faial Botanical garden

โœ” First on-field activity with NGO’s and tourism service providers

โœ” First media visit to project Intervention Areas

โœ” Portable exhibition delivered to elements of Environmental Awareness staff from all Azorean islands

โœ” First Environmental Awareness activity in the Intervention Islands

โœ” First regional TV media coverage of project works achieved

โœ” 1.000 followers in Facebook page reached

โœ” Modular exhibition first installed at Interpretation Centre

โœ” First activity of Educational Program deployed on other islands

โœ” Average of 250 visitors/month to website reached

โœ” First national TV media coverage of project works achieved

โœ” First lodgment facilities awarded with new N2000 conservation support criteria of the Miosotis Azores Award

โœ” First Networking invitation to external project concluded

โœ” Second Networking invitation to external project concluded

Second Networking visit to external project concluded

First replication works started

Networking encounter in Funchal