Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza (National Association for Nature Conservation) is currently regarded as the largest environmental NGO in Portugal.

Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

A Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (he Portuguese Environmental Agency) aims to propose, develop and monitor the environmental policies and sustainable development.

LIFE Programme

LIFE Programme is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU.

Rede Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is the centrepiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy. It is a EU wide network of nature protection areas established under the 1992 Habitats Directive.


ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (the National Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests) is the national authority for nature conservation and forests.

DG Environment

The Directorate-General for the Environment aims to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations.

These links provide access to useful information about environmental policy and nature conservation.


Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza


LIFE12 NAT/PT/000950