The Arganilense Old Pottery, in Arganil, received last October 22nd the “Tappers day”, an event in honour of resin tapping and maritime pine forests, promoted by Resipinus – Association of Distillers and Resin Explorers.
A meeting which included a session about “Resin Conservation in the Sustainability and Future of Forestry”, attended by the mayors of Proença-a-Nova and Vieira do Minho, ForestWise – Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Management of Forestry and Fire (CoLAB), NBI – Natural Business Intelligence, Centro Pinus – Association for the Valorisation of the Pine Forest and ICNF – Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.
The session ended with the protocol signature of a donation of seven tractors and respective implements, to support the resin extraction activity, investment of 630 thousand euros, to the Resipinus associates, with the presence of João Paulo Catarino, State Secretary for Nature Conservation and Forests.
In the session “Resinification in the Sustainability and Future of the Forest”, attended by resin tappers from all over the country, “the different interventions reinforced the positive impact of resin tapping in the production of wealth and in the creation of jobs, especially in rural areas”, says a press release from the Centro Pinus.
The Association also adds that “the contribution of sustainable extraction of natural resin for the active management of forests was remembered, and for this the presence of the resin tappers is essential, as they are one of the guardians of the maritime pine forest, active in the forest practically all year round, which translates into the reduction of combustible vegetation and greater prevention of fire risk”.
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