Seabed Cleanup – “Desertas - Mar Limpo” (Portugal)
During the celebrations of World Earth Day on April 22, seabed cleanups were conducted on the Desert Islands Nature Reserve to raise public awareness about marine litter.
This action was organized by the Natural Park of Madeira and the Diving Club “Madeira Oceano´s”. It involved about 30 divers who had the support of the Command of the Maritime Area of Funchal.
The waste was later handed over to the students of the Primary and Secondary School of Santa Cruz who separated it and sent it for recycling. These students also participated in a contest of drawing and handicrafts made with waste.
|Place / Location||
Desertas Islands, Madeira Archipelago
|Duration||Two years (until 2007)|
|Theme||Mitigation, Awareness (Cross-cutting)|
|Type of Initiative||Practice/ Activity/ Action|
|Initiated by||Natural Park of Madeira (operational service that aims to protect nature and biodiversity in several areas of Madeira) and Diving Club “Madeira Oceano´s”|
- Command of the Maritime Area of Madeira
- Municipality of Santa Cruz
- MontePio Geral Bank
- Santa Cruz Yacht Club
- Primary and Secondary School of Santa Cruz
- Dairy Industry of Madeira (Ilma)- Focusnatura -Dive Center on Madeira Island
|Success Rate||Very Successful|
|Case Study prepared by||
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa [Partner 15]
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MARLISCO Partner 15