Finding out about mushrooms at Quinta de São Francisco
Sheltered by the shade of the treetops, among the foliage that accumulates on the ground and even on dead trunks, there are over 50 species of mushrooms at Quinta de São Francisco. Discover some of these mycological wonders, some poisonous, some edible and others with a rather peculiar appearance, to say the least.
Identifying habitats and species in Navigator forests
The identification of new habitats and species in Navigator forests has been increasing steadily year on year, thanks to the implementation of the Annual Monitoring Programme. Find out how we carry out this work, which has already identified more than 240 species of fauna and 800 species and subspecies of flora, as well as multiple priority habitats for conservation.
Luis Ferreira: photographing nature is a ‘hunting game’
Nature, outdoors, adventure, travel. Luis Ferreira is a multifaceted photographer who works across many different genres, but as he explained to Biodiversidade.com.pt, it’s taking pictures of animals that he is most passionate about. He sees these photos as a way of educating and raising awareness about conservation.
Extinction risk and different levels of threat
Have you ever noticed the expressions “vulnerable”, “endangered” or “extinct in the wild” which are associated with some species? The loss of biodiversity has made it more common to hear these classifications. Learn about the categorisation created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, its meaning and importance in determining a species’ extinction risk.
From photo trapping to mist nets
How do we know which species exist in Portugal, in which regions they are found, and how abundant they are? Finding out this information in perfect detail for the whole of the country is an impossible task, but there are various approaches and types of equipment that help to identify which species occur in certain sampling areas. Learn about some examples of how mammals are detected; from photo trapping to mist nets.