Celebrate Islands 2023
Dans le prolongement d’un projet précédent (Culatra – Communauté durable, qui visait à renforcer les capacités des habitants de l’île pour un développement durable autonome), ce projet est nécessaire pour poursuivre les objectifs de l’économie circulaire et sensibiliser à la fois au sein de la communauté et les visiteurs autour de la problématique de la pollution par les plastiques à usage unique.
Ilha da Culatra – Portugal
Organisation – Sauvegarde Des Forêts Varoises
Missions et objectifs de l’association
The nucleus of Culatra Island dates from the 16th century, as a seasonal movement of people who came to work on sardine fishing’ communities. Due to the abundance of fish and shellfish and the amenity of the waters of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, some families decided to settle, building temporary housing. After these first fixations, a growing movement of population was generated, which implied the progressive multiplication of the constructions. Due to the territorial isolation, social isolation was much more pronounced, and the community was preserved from all the evolution of the improvement of the living conditions that over time were being created by both the central and local Administration. Faced with these constraints, the resident community engaged in collective actions to seek the suppression of their basic needs, as electricity, drinking water, sanitation, education, health, urban planning, among others. It is in this context, that the Association of Residents of Culatra Island (AMIC) was created in 1987. Most of the work done by AMIC is focused on creating conditions to ensure continuity, sustainability, and dignity of the community, preserving the identity and defence of Culatra Fishing Community.