RIAS needs votes to win €5 to clean up the Ria Formosa

Algarve Wildlife Recovery Center applied for a Turtle Island Restoration Network grant

The RIAS – Wild Animal Research and Recovery Center at Quinta de Marim, in Olhão, can win a grant of 5 thousand euros to invest in the cleaning of the Ria Formosa, if the application submitted by VILLAGE, the association that manages this center, gather the necessary votes.

VILLAGE (RIAS) joined the Straw Patrol group and the GEA Project and applied for the project “Clean Up Ria Formosa – Raising awareness in the local community and coastal clean-up events” for a grant from the Turtle Island Restoration Network, in the area of ​​“ Marine Waste Awareness and Prevention”.

This project consists of carrying out «actions to sensitize students from the five municipalities covered by the Ria Formosa to adopt sustainable behaviors, in favor of the conservation of this incredible ecosystem».

“We will also carry out cleaning events with young people and the community in general, in the hope of removing much of the rubbish found on these beaches and marshlands,” explains RIAS.



Anyone can help Algarvean entities to win this international competition, simply by voting for the project, following this link. Each person can vote once a day, until the 19th.

On the Turtle Island Restoration Network website, Ria Formosa cleaning proposal is identified with the name "VILLAGE".