The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
The Institute for Forestry and Nature Conservation (IFCN) has recently concluded an important construction work in the area of Rabaçal, at the PR6 – Levada das 25 Fontes walk, thus contributing to reduce the human load which this trail daily undergoes.
A Natural Reserve since 1995, in early September the Desertas islands received the European Certificate of Protected Areas from the Council of Europe, an award that attests to the recovery and protection work in the area over the past few decades.
The Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM) and the prestigious Madeiran designer, Nini Andrade, joined in a partnership aiming to create a collection that values and promotes Madeira Embroidery abroad.
Two German rowers were recently involved in a sports event, unprecedented in the region, which aimed at promoting good environmental protection practices and warning about issues related to global climate changes.
The Calheta Sugar Cane Mill [Engenho da Calheta], founded in 1901 and located on the Western south coast of Madeira, further enriches its treasures with the opening of a museum which displays one of the early and most important productive activities in the region: the sugar cane culture.