Mindelo, 18 Sep (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic considered on Sunday, 17th, that the Darwin 200 global expedition, which brought five environmental leaders to Cabo Verde to work on conservation projects for a week, projected the country’s future in environmental protection.
José Maria Neves made these considerations after attending the presentation of the final results of the studies and projects developed by the five leaders within the framework of the international Darwin 200 project, an expedition that aims to recreate the trip around the world that Charles Darwin made almost 200 years ago to discover new species, during which he passed through Cabo Verde.
According to the President of the Republic, who accompanied the project as Patron of the Decade of the Oceans and Champion of the Preservation of Africa’s Natural and Cultural Heritage, the expedition showed the richness of fauna and flora in Cabo Verde and also project the future with regard to species conservation.
“We saw here reptiles, seabirds, turtles, different species of plants, so this expedition ends up showing us the richness of Cape Verde’s biodiversity and presents us with the challenges we face for the future. To guarantee the ecological balance of the islands, it is essential to work towards the preservation of these species”, considered José Maria Neves.