Frederico Cardigos

First name: 

Frederico

Last name: 

Cardigos

CV: 

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Main field of expertise: 

Marine Conservation

Specialized in: 

Biodiversity
Conservation policy
Invasive species control/research
Park & Reserve management
Sustainable development

Geographic region: 

Macaronesia

Name of organisation: 

Center of IMAR of the University of the Azores

Type of organisation: 

University

Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Erradication or mitigation of the invasive alga Caulerpa webbiana. More info at: http://www.horta.uac.pt/caulerpa/httpdocs/english.html

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 

Topic: 

Marine Invasive Species

Purpose: 

Fight against marine invasive species.

Methodology implemented: 

Characterization and monitoring, followed by procedures implementation for mitigation and eradication. Dissemination of information on adequate behavior towards the problem.

Existing results: 

Decrease of the impact and population of the invasive algae Caulerpa webbiana.

If involved in policy formulation / implementation, name policy related to your local policy in (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

There is now legislation in the Azores to prevent the entrance and dispersion of invasive species, and the general protection of biodiversity (DLR 15/2012/A)