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:

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 38%
C3 50%
C4 49%

✔ Rare Plant Nursery operational workers contracted and entering into functions

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

✔ All foreseen plant nursery infrastructure interventions concluded

✔ First essays of pilot works on test plots on field

✔ Updated operational planning for 2020 delivered to operational workers 

✔ First reinforcement works with Azorina vidalii initiated

✔ First reinforcement works with target species initiated in buffer areas

✔ First fencing installed to protect native species from rabbits

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

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

✔ All mouse traps active on field

✔ Updated operational planning for 2021 delivered to operational workers 

✔ First reinforcement works with Lotus azoricus initiated

✔ First results of sowing essays completed

All fences installed

Updated operational planning for 2022 delivered to operational workers 

Initial reinforcements of natural populations concluded on the 3 islands

Updated operational planning for 2023 delivered to operational workers 

All initially foreseen planting works concluded

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

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 project’s impact on ecosystem functions  
D1 67%
D2 43%
D3 67%

✔ First LIFE Performance Indicators update 

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

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

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

✔ First inquiries with stakeholders undertaken

✔ Baseline assessment of the approved indicators concluded and disseminated

✔ External assistance to support action’s works contracted

✔ First Update on Assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project 

✔ Second LIFE Performance Indicators update

Third LIFE Performance Indicators update 

  Second 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 

LIFE Performance Indicators targets accomplished or exceeded

E. Public awareness and dissemination of results

    • E.1 Project’s Communication Program
    • E.2 Project’s Environmental Education and Awareness Program/Activities
    • E.3 Project’s Stakeholders’ Engagement and Volunteering Program
    • E.4 Core Technical Dissemination and Networking
    • E.5 Replication and Transfer of Project Outputs
E1 69%
E2 64%
E3 33%
E4 29%
E5 20%

✔ Facebook page online

✔ First press release delivered

✔ First version of the website online

✔ Project Website fully operational

✔ First Networking visit to external project concluded

✔ First notice board placed on field

✔ First public annual visit promoted

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

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

✔ First media visit to project Intervention Areas

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

✔ Teacher’s Activities and Resources Guide 

✔ Digital files of the Mobile and Modular exhibitions

✔ First Environmental Awareness activity in the Intervention Islands

✔ Delivery of the first Media Coverage Report

✔ Presentations of LIFE VIDALIA in CdTEcoTur and MACFLOR project meetings

✔ First regional TV media coverage of project works achieved

✔ 1.000 followers in Facebook page reached

✔ Modular exhibition first installed at Interpretation Centre

✔ First activity of Educational Program deployed on other islands

Printed version of the Children’s Tale 

✔ SmartApp available to download

✔ Average of 250 visitors/month to website reached

✔ First national TV media coverage of project works achieved

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

✔ Delivery of the Second Media Coverage Report

✔ First Technical Workshop deployed

✔ First Networking invitation to external project concluded

Landscape architecture projects for adaptation of tourism lodgment gardens

Delivery of the Third Media Coverage Report

Second Technical Workshop deployed

✔ Second Networking invitation to external project concluded

Second Networking visit to external project concluded

First replication works started

Project’s Final Conference deployed

Networking encounter in Funchal

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

The percentage figures shown are approximate and are based on the number of targets achieved in relation to those foreseen for each action.

The lists of targets are condensed versions of those provided for in the application. The lines in Bold correspond to deliverables, while the rest are directly related to project’s milestones.