• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reintroduction of the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Portugal

 

The project aims at the reintroduction of the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) to Portugal as a breeder. It is an initiative of CIBIO-InBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) with the funding of EDP (Energias de Portugal) and the institutional collaboration of ICNF (Nature Conservation and Forests Institute). Ultimately, the project seeks the re-establishment of an osprey population in its historical range along the Portuguese coastline, from where it disappeared as a breeder at the beginning of the 21st century. The project integrates the international efforts for the recovery of the Osprey in the Mediterranean region, where its populations are presently very small and endangered. With that purpose, from 2011 to 2015 we will translocate 10 nestlings annually from Sweden and Finland for hacking facilities at the Alqueva dam, near Monte do Roncanito within Roncão estate. The project strictly follows the national, international and donating countries’ pertinent legislation.

 

 

Click here to see the project`s brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

Annual reports:

Pandion AR 2011

Pandion AR 2012

Pandion AR 2013

Pandion AR 2014

 

 

Related publications:

Palma L, Beja P, Dias A, Ferreira J, Mirinha M (2013) Reintroducing the Osprey to Portugal. Raptors Conservation, 27: 21-31.

 

 

For more information about this project, click here.

 

To visit the official Facebook page of this project, click here.

 

 

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Pedro Beja

Pedro Beja

Coordinating Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Luís Manuel Abecasis Palma

Luís Manuel Abecasis Palma

Auxiliary Researcher

 
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
CIBIO-InBIO/UP
 
Funded by:
EDP
 
Dates:
2010 (Duration: 6 years)