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association of friends of funchal ecological park

The Association of Friends of Funchal Ecological Park (AAPEF in Portuguese) was created in 2002, being its founder José Raimundo Gomes Quintal, bachelor in Geography, who since then assumed the presidency of the Association, post that he still holds in 2016. This is the first Madeira Association recognized as an Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO n.º …

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canaries

The Portuguese presence in the Canaries occurred preferentially through Madeira, by the fact that it was the first area of Portuguese occupation, as well as one of the main axes of the expanding movement of people, products, and techniques in the Atlantic. Portuguese assumed there a prominent place, standing among the main workers of the …

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church properties

Knowing the Church properties is to consider the different incomes that the secular clergy, the regular clergy and para-religious institutions, such as Mercy and the fraternities, have and receive. Being of various kinds and from various provenances, these properties are critical for us to understand the role and the daily life of the Church and …

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darwin, charles robert

(Shrewsbury, 1809-Down House [Downe], 1882) He was an English naturalist and geologist, mainly known for being the proponent, together with Wallace, of the modern Theory of Evolution by natural selection. He was never in Madeira, and in Portugal he only visited the Azores while returning from his circumnavigation voyage aboard the brig Beagle. However, Darwin …

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aquaculture

Aquaculture is generally defined as the culture of organisms in an aquatic environment. This type of culture can have diverse purposes, such as human or animal feeding, replenishing for fishing activities or for the conservation of aquatic species, production of living bait for fishing, fishkeeping, among others. A variety of fresh water or marine species …

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conservatory (history)

It originated at the Music Academy of Madeira, established on the initiative of Luiz Peter Clode, William Edward Clode and Eduardo António Santos Pereira in 1946. After being granted a licence from the Ministry of Education, the Academy began to offer courses according to the National Conservatory of Lisbon. In 1955, the section of fine …

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renewable energy

Since the beginning of the settlement of the archipelago, the natural resources provided by its environment were explored to meet local energy needs. Using different technologies, which were increasingly improved, the water, wind and solar conditions of the region, among others, have been studied and used, serving the development of Madeira. Keywords: energy; environment; fuels; …

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coito, manuel jesus

(Paúl do Mar [Madeira], 1876-Honolulu, 1957) Known as the “Punchbowl poet” and the “Honolulu poet,” Coito was born in Madeira, but lived most of his life in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he wrote many poems and fados. It was the author’s granddaughter, Jeanne Kahanaoi, who found all of the poet’s works at home in a box. …

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