Portugal: Recovery of wild animals

This project aims to return the faunal biodiversity to the national forests, making them more resilient and adapted to the climatic conditions predicted for our country.

A forest with a balanced ecosystem is a forest that is more resilient to the climatic events that are occurring ever more frequently and strongly in our country. This project carries out the reception of weakened wild animals in recovery centres and their return to the natural environment, promoting the conservation of natural areas, thus enhancing the natural heritage of the region where they live.

The project also allows for studies on the biology of the species, captive breeding programs, environmental education and training activities, as long as these activities do not interfere with the recovery process of the animals. This program does not promote the reduction of GHG emissions, but supports the adaptation of Earth Ecosystems to Climate Change.

Area features - Recovery of wild animals

Name of the country


Area (km2)

91 606

Population (millions)


Income/capita (US$)


Life expectancy at birth (years)


Infant mortality rate <5 years (/1000 births)


Illiterate adult population (%)


Ecological footprint (ha/capita)


CO2 emissions (ton/capita)