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Conservation Articles

In this section we feature articles on various aspects of the environment and environmental work carried out by people and organisations in the Algarve. Some of these are based on articles already published in the press, and others are specially written for this website.

Articles 2017

Ghost of a chance - rare orchids - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, March 2017

An irresistible force for nature - Carla Cabrita - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, February 2017

Let's purge this scourge - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, January 2017

Articles 2016

Baubles, beetles and bees - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, December 2016

Raising a Stink - Algarve fungi not to be sniffed at - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, November 2016

Dragons and Damsels - the beautiful dragonflies and damselflies of the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, October 2016

Biter Bit - while foragers fight for edible mushrooms the fungi have their own battles to fight - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, September 2016

Fungal communism sorts the workers from the wasters - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, August 2016

A brief history of Thyme - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, July 2016

Camouflage - Conceit or Deceit - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, June 2016

Fish and Chips - a fragile future - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, May 2016

Identifying a problem with identification - Pyramidal Orchids in the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, April 2016

Taking Care - inspirational young conservationists in the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, March 2016

Algarve Wildlife - tales of the unexpected - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, February 2016

Inspiration for Innovation - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, January 2016

Articles 2015

The Colour of Christmas - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, December 2015

Tiddlywinks - so that's their little game - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, November 2015

Why Pave Paradise? - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, October 2015

Nature of Niches - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, September 2015

Hostages to Fashion - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, August 2015

Late Summer Show-offs - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, July 2015

A Flash of Inspiration - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, June 2015

In Praise of Ancient Trees - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, May 2015

Cyber with Rosie - a tribute to an Algarve gardener - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, April 2015

Sustainable food and restaurants - there's a lot at steak - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, March 2015

The Fabulous Flora of the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, February 2015

Rias Revistited - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, January 2015

Articles 2014


A Christmas Cracker - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, December 2014

Two for Joy - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, November 2014

Fungi to dye for - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, October 2014

Fungi to die for - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, September 2014

Baffled by Bugs - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, August 2014

Meet the Relatives - Endangered Amphibians - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, July 2014

A matter of life or death - Water Resources in the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, June 2014

To Value or to Vanquish - Broomrapes - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, May 2014

Toast of the Coast - sand dune ecology - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, April 2014

Raising the Auroch - a beef with the cattle industry - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, March 2014

Return of the Mirror Orchid - an Algarve Gem - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, February 2014

Spring's Hope Eternal - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, January 2014

Articles 2013

Christmas in the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, December 3rd 2013

Parasite Lost? - based on an article by Sue Parker in Algarve Resident, November 22nd 2013

Trouble without Lichen - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident November 1st 2013

Natural Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident September 27th 2013

More than just a good meal - fungi play many important roles - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident August 23rd 2013

The Role of Gardening in Wildlife Conservation - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident August 2nd 2013

A Lesson in Sustainable Mediterranean Gardening - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident June 26th 2013

The benefits of environmentally-sensitive gardening in the Algarve - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident May 24th 2013

The Variable Nature of Damage - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident April 26th 2013

Does the New Conservation Jargon Amount to More than Just Words? - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident - March 22nd 2013

At One with Nature - based on an article by Sue Parker published in Algarve Resident on Professor Bernd Gerken who runs and environmental remediation project on his land in Southern Alentejo - February 1st 2013


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