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Coordinating beneficiary

LPN is a non-profit environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) with public utility statute. It was founded in 1948, being the oldest NGO in the Iberian Peninsula. A national organization, its mission is to contribute to the conservation of nature, biodiversity, and ecosystem protection through the implementation of conservation projects and research, environmental education and formation.

With vast experience in the implementation of LIFE Nature projects, LPN is responsible for the implementation and global coordination of the LIFE Saramugo project. The project team is based at the Centro de Educação Ambiental do Vale Gonçalinho (CEAVG), in Castro Verde.

More information about LPN can be found here: www.lpn.pt


Associated beneficiary

The Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF) is a public entity under the tutelage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning, responsible for the implementation of nature conservation policies and forests, and for the management of the National Network of Protected Areas.

Among its competencies, is the sustainable management of wild fauna and flora species, the classification of marine and terrestrial areas, the integration of nature and biodiversity conservation objectives and the sustainable management of human resources in the Spatial Planning Instruments, the implementation of the National Strategy for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation, and enforcing the community legislation on nature and biodiversity conservation.

More information about the ICNF here: www.icnf.pt



Associated beneficiary

The University of Évora (Uévora) is a public higher education institution. The “Investigation and Development” (I&D) is organized in several areas through a network of 14 Research Units, covering several areas: Agronomy and Biodiversity; Geophysics, Environment and Landscape; Materials; Management and Economy; Computer sciences and Software interoperability; Social and Political sciences, History, Art History, Science and Culture, Applied Mathematics, Education; Literature; and Senior Health.
Among the more than 250 projects being executed as part of I & D, the majority are developed in the context of national and international partnerships, with universities, companies and public or private research laboratories, and are sponsored by financing programmes such as the Programa-Quadro 7HT, Interreg, European Social Fund, Atlantic Programme Arch, and the Science and Technology Foundation (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education), and by private companies and foundations. Besides the Research Units mentioned above, the University of Évora has two courses in areas of excellence, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies. 

The chair “Rui Nabeiro” for the Biodiversity is the first with private sponsorship in Portugal. Sponsorship was given by DELTA-Coffees and the chair BES – Renewable Energies, has the sponsorship of one of the largest financial groups in Portugal.

More information about the University of Évora here: www.uevora.pt



Associated beneficiary

AQUALOGUS – Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. was established in 1996 by engineering consultants with a vast experience in the development of studies and projects in the fields of water resources, hydraulic works and the environment.

The main fields of activity of AQUALOGUS are: Planning and Management, Hydro-power schemes; Geotechnical works; Specialized Structures; Water supply systems and wastewater treatment and drainage; Environmental monitoring and assessment and Construction management of undertakings.

AQUALOGUS provides the following types of service: Studies of technical, economic and environmental feasibility; Concept and final design; Environmental and planning studies; Technical advisory; Environmental monitoring works; Supervision and construction management of undertakings; Inspection and technical due-diligence.

Its main goal is providing high quality services, by associating the solid experience and extensive qualifications of its technicians with the most advanced computational equipment and calculus programmes, thereby ensuring that the works are carried out with accuracy, ingenuity and innovation.

As part of its curriculum, AQUALOGUS has several projects with similar actions as those being carried out in this project, and has relevant national and international experience in the development of studies and projects similar to this one. In particular, in the context of the conservation of native fish assemblages in the rivers of southern Portugal and in the development, for the “Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas do Alqueva” (EDIA), of the Compensatory Measures for Native and Continental Ichthyofauna in the Sado Hydrographic Basin Project.

More information about AQUALOGUS here: www.aqualogus.pt

Translated by: Marta Cálix

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