An arm of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea region is home to 85 million people from nine countries. They share a double challenge: managing the pressures that have been causing its degradation and ensuring the sustainability of this source of livelihood.
The green lung breathes again. One year after its launch, the “Serra do Açor Forest” reforestation project sees great progress. More than 570,000 trees of fire-resistant species will have been planted by the end of 2022 with the support of Jerónimo Martins.
A new forest: resilient to fires, sustainable and productive. This is “Floresta Serra do Açor” project’s final goal. In the first five years, 85% of the area to reforest will combine pine with native species. Most of them regenerate naturally after felling, thus ensuring continuity of the forest.
The shoe industry is making waves in the collective effort to protect ocean biodiversity. Several innovative projects in Portugal, Poland and Colombia are helping to define new cutting-edge and eco-friendly footwear solutions.
There are universes that transcend the senses, inhabited by sounds beyond the range of normal hearing. Deep habitats where sound waves take on a vital role in the communication and survival of some species in the animal kingdom.
Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to generate light is much more common underwater, where three quarters of the living beings are bioluminescent. These organisms produce their own glow as a tool to attack, defend or mate, creating a unique spectacle of radiant colours.