Portugal: Freshwater organisms’ conservation
This project aims at the preservation of some of the most threatened freshwater fish species in our country by promoting their reproduction, as well as habitat preservation measures.
In water courses which are under high pressure by human activities, there have been extreme phenomena associated to climate changes, with longer summers and dry seasons driving to an almost pre-extinction situation. Currently, the most vulnerable are fish species from the South and Central Portugal, and a plant: the Algarve daffodil. This project promotes the reproduction of these species, as well as their habitats’ preservation measures, to return them to their natural environment, having in mind a changing climate. At the end of the reproduction and adaptation time in captivity, the fish repopulation is made in the most suitable and convenient conditions.