Third biodiversity sampling event in Porto, led by the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC) under the framework of the LIFE-mBiG project

November 8, 2022

On November 7, 2022, experts from the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC) of Madrid collected and identified samplings of plants, animals and other organisms from the Falcão school, the pilot building in Porto where the LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project, coordinated by the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC), will implement Nature-Based Solutions in the following months.

This sampling will be useful to measure the baseline against to compare the results of future samplings to understand the impact of the NBS on local biodiversity. For this purpose, some samplings were collected from the different intervention areas and in other areas where there will not be implemented any NBS. These areas were classified as roofs, walls, pavements and trees (alcoves). For the sampling of plants and fungi, a sweep of these areas was carried out. In the case of animals, some insect traps were set and they were working for at least three days, being picked up on the morning of November 10. For other organisms such as butterflies, birds or reptiles, the sampling was carried out through direct human observation

The sampling event was supported by personnel staff from the Municipality of Porto.

Results from all the biodiversity sampling carried out under the project framework will be available in the “deliverable” section of the project website.

Personnel staff from the Municipality of Porto setting an insect trap in a location where a green wall will be implemented © Miguel Vega         

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