Light pollution and conservation in the archipelagos of the Macaronesia: reducing the harmful effects of artificial light on seabird populations.
Grant Agreement: MAC/4.6d/157
Type: INTERREG MAC 2014-2020
Duration: 36 months (01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: SEO/BirdLife Canarias, Canary Islands - Spain.

SEO/BirdLife – Sociedad Española de Ornitología (Canary Islands – Spain)
SPEA-Madeira – Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (Madeira – Portugal)
SPEA-Azores – Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (Azores – Portugal)
DRAM – Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar (Azores – Portugal)
IFCN-IP-RAM – Instituto das Florestas e Conservação da Natureza, IP-RAM (Madeira – Portugal)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)

Associated Partners
Viceconsejería Medioambiente del Gobierno de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
Cabildo de Tenerife (Canary Islands – Spain)
Cabildo de Fuerteventura (Canary Islands – Spain)
IAC – Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
Câmara Municipal do Corvo (Azores – Portugal)
EEM – Empresa da Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira – Portugal)
EDA – Electricidade dos Açores (Azores – Portugal)

Aim of the Project:

LuMinAves main objective is to reduce the harmful effects of the light pollution on the seabird population in the archipelagos of the Macaronesia. It aims to develop a common strategy in order to reduce the effects of light pollution, thus increasing the state of conservation of these animals.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT participates in this project as partner, with technical assistance of the University of the Azores (DOP/UAç).
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
168 490,41€ 954 779,00€1 123 269,41€
FRCT Budget
13 952,53€79 064,32€93 016,85€