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Portugal
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Summary/History
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the oceanic area under Portuguese jurisdiction is 18 times the size of the land area, the countries EEZ contains many of Europe

National priorities
SPEA

Government's support/relevant policy
To date, just one marine IBA has been declared (partially) as SPA. The Portuguese Goverment has sistematically delayed the designation of marine Special Protection Areas, which led SPEA to file an infrigement complain at the Euoropean Commission in 2011, which is now being addressed. Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.



53 (21st)

Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
10
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
6
Auks
4
Gulls and terns
18
Ducks, geese and swans
3



IUCN Red List Status - Marine species

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0
4 (34th)
8% (69th)
1
1
2
2
47
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References
Oppel, S., Meirinho, A., Ram


Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2014) Country profile: Portugal. Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/portugal. Checked: 2014-09-30

Portugal at a glance

Capital

Lisbon

Area

92,090km2

BirdLife Partner

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Species

Total number of birds 307
Globally threatened birds 9
Country endemics 5

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 106
Total IBA area 2,905,586 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 2