MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE
help Mother Nature - help keep Madeira clean and avoid impacting nature
with any untoward human activities that destroys the necessary harmony
needed to keep the green and great outdoors in ecological balance:
as outdoor sports become more and more popular, trails and wilderness
areas suffer from the increased use. You can help preserve the wilds
by following these tips:
on established trails to limit your impact on the area, and camp in
the existing campsites.
pollutants out of water sources by digging latrines or cat holes and
washing at least 50 metres ( about 70 adult steps) from levadas and
streams. Please avoid using the levadas !
Some levadas are actually used for drinking water !
along a litter bag. Pack out your own trash (including food scraps)
and any litter you may find along the way.
building fires whenever possible. Use a stove for cooking and your
clothing for warmth. If you must build a fire, use only established
fire rings and burn only dead, down wood. Never cut living trees for
firewood. Use small-diameter wood and always make sure your fire is
completely burnt to ashes before going to sleep or leaving the site.
info you may find useful:
of Madeira is reserved and protected by government supervision it is still
incumbent on the camper and traveller to observe extra special care of the
impact he or she will have on the nature in Madeira.