SPEA is an Environmental not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support research and conservation of wild birds and their habitats, by promoting sustainable development for the benefit of future generations.
The PortugueseSociety for the Study of Birds (SPEA) is a nonprofit scientific association that promotes the study and conservation of birds in Portugal. It was founded on November 25 of 1993 and corresponds to a desire expressed by a large number of professionals and amateurs that developed activities in the field of ornithology and conservation of Nature.
Currently SPEA has about 3500 members and develops projects of nature conservation in national territory and also some in partnership abroad (Cape Verde, Sao Tome, Greece, Spain and Malta).
Environmental awareness and the promotion of Birdwatching in Portugal are also part of its objectives.
To work towards the study and the conservation of wild birds and their habitats by promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the future generations.
To promote the study of birds biology and develop scientific and technical basis for implementing conservation and management measures.
To promote the conservation of the wild bird populations and their habitats, particularly in the Portuguese territory.
To contribute to the development and promotion of Ornithology, in its various aspects through the development and dissemination of the guiding principles of this discipline.