Why save Saramugo?

Saramugo (Anaecypris hispanica) is one of the most threatened freshwater fish species in Portugal and in the Iberian Peninsula.

It’s classified as Endangered and as Critically Endangered at global and at nation wide scale respectively. In Portugal saramugo shares the same conservation status as the iberian imperial eagle, and the iberian lynx.

The need to protect it doesn’t relate only with itself. Its conservation status reflects the poor condition of streams saramugo inhabits as well as the other freshwater species that depend on this habitat. When a significant part of the threats to saramugo and its habitat are linked to humans, we have the duty to mitigate these threats.

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Giões bridge
LIFE Saramugo organizes a field trip within the 12th Annual SWS European Chapter Meeting
Ponte de Giões - Mértola
Vamos descobrir o habitat do Saramugo e desenhá-lo no papel.
Latest news

Main results of the evaluation of the potential impact of bleak species on saramugo

In order to improve the saramugo habitat, LIFE Saramugo Project completed the silt removal in Ribeira do Vascão to increase the volume of water available in the most critical period (summer).

LIFE Saramugo Project was present at the 6th Iberian Ichthyology Congress, which took place from 21 to 24 June in Murcia, organized by SIBIC (Iberian Society of Ichthyology).

Kids area
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Saramugo explains
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with Saramugo
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