A Local's View of the Calheta on Maio Island
CALHETA is located near Morro and is the second largest town of the island and is a small fishing village. It was the region where the reforestation was first introduced for cattle breeding purposes to Maio. Morro is about 11 km from Vila do Maio, and has about 1107 inhabitants.
The main occupation of residents is fishing, FAIMO work in the Ministry of Agriculture, whose principal activities are the preparation of land for reforestation, forest management and other services.
CALHETA de BAIXO has two beautiful beaches, protected by rocks at both ends.
The forest near to Calheta is considered one of the largest in Cape Verde where there are still many species of trees such as eucalyptus, acacia, etc.. In addition, new trees are planted annually with the aim of not only extending the perimeter but also to conserve the species.
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