Por estes Rios acima – Conhecer para proteger

Leading agency: Associação de Defesa do Paul de Tornada
Area(s) of intervention: Caldas da Rainha e Óbidos
Total budget: € 7.498
NOPLANETB contribution: € 7.498
Duration: 10 months
Starting date: 1st of May 2019
Contacts: associacaopato@gmail.com

Summary of the project

The project “Going upstream – Know to Protect” aims to create synergies and promote individual and community habits, which can lead towards conservation improvement of rivers and streams, and subsequently contribute to the mitigation of climate changes. The goal is also to contribute for a better informed and participative civic attitude on freshwater ecosystem values and services, in order to encourage discussion about the values associated with sustainable development through different actions, such as guided field trips adapted to schools’ study plans and age groups of the participants; ichthyofauna and herpetofauna monitoring and characterization activities with an environmental education component; exotic species identification; freshwater systems restoration by planting autochthonous species; workshops and environmental volunteering. This project also aims for the awareness towards the importance of preserving natural resources, focusing on freshwater ecosystems, by creating opportunities that allow the reconciliation of preservation, environmental protection, and dissemination of knowledge required for sustainable development of the territory.


  • 200 in the Educational Community – Preschool and Primary Education in the municipalities of Caldas da Rainha and Óbidos
  • 15 municipal technicians
  • 20 Queen D. Leonor Special Education Center
  • 3.000 General Public
  • 60 teachers from all disciplinary groups
  • 40 university students

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