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
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.
Petrels and shearwaters
Gulls and terns
Ducks, geese and swans
Oppel, S., Meirinho, A., Ram
BirdLife International (2015) Country profile: Portugal. Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/portugal. Checked: 2015-03-27