Project in operation: since january 2017
Location covered: Viana do Castelo
Sector: project of environmental sustainnability - promotion of forest goods and services
PARUS was created with the aim of controlling the amount of “pine caterpillar” (processionary) in a sustainable way.
As the number of caterpillars increased, there was a need to intervene locally, placing boxes of nests for “chapins” (a bird species). This birds help control caterpillar pests.
The protection of the environment is done through birds and insects, but for this it is also necessary to produce shelters for auxiliary insects.
To reach the objective (environment conservation) we need to produce nest boxes and shelters that work as pest control. There are also dissemination sessions to increase environmental awareness among populations.
Own financing – the young entrepreneur has a job as engineer and a passion for nature. For Through personal funding, he began to build shelters for animals (birds) and then insects and mammals. And he rented space in a carpentry.
Increase in the population of the bird “chapim”, predator of pine caterpillar
Decrease of the pine caterpillar population
Increase environment awareness
Instill organic production
The project is in the beginning – due to his profession, he does not have much time to dedicate exclusively to the project
There is no public support to the project
Lack of entrepreneurial experience