"Do you want to learn more about mushrooms? - a Treasure from Alentejo"

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Project title | "Do you want to learn more about mushrooms? - a Treasure from Alentejo"
Project Code | n/d
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Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity | Universidade de Évora(líder)

Approval date | 12-12-2007
Start date | 12-12-2007
Date of the conclusion | 30-06-2009

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

Nonetheless the ecological and economical importance of the mushrooms and toadstools, there is a great lack of knowledge about this subject in Portugal, particularly on its diversity and ecology, safe identification criteria and harvest good practices. In this sense, this proposal aims to contribute to the divulgation of the mushrooms and toadstools (macrofungal) richness and ethnomycological practices in South Portugal (Alentejo). The diffusion of the scientific knowledge, in an accessible and attractive form, is essential for the development of public sensibilization strategies, emphasizing the importance of the macrofungal conservation and preservation. In this way, we want to promote an articulation between the Évora University, namely the Biology Department, and the Pré-University Schools, in order to sensibilize this public to this issues.


Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

- Introdução à temática dos cogumelos: definição, principais características, grupos taxonómicos, ecologia, importância nos ecossistemas e etnomicologia; - Divulgação das medidas adequadas de gestão dos ecossistemas, com vista a uma maior rentabilização e simultânea protecção dos recursos micológicos.

Activities

O projecto contempla acções e actividades a desenvolver nas escolas, nas instalações da Universidade de Évora, saídas de campo na região Alentejo e a construção de um Web-site que irá integrar os temas referidos no resumo do projecto.