The Portuguese people consider environmental crime very important, and want increased efficiency in the fight against these crimes. This could include heavier sentencing. These are the conclusions of a study carried out by SPEA as part of the LIFE Nature Guardians project, which aims to improve the fight against environmental crime.


In a poll of 700 Portuguese citizens, 80% considered that the government does not take environmental issues seriously enough, and almost 90% considered environmental crime as equally or more important than other crimes.


infografia com dados dos crimes contra a fauna em Portugal



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Report: perceptions of environmental crime (in Portuguese) 


Study of sentencing in  Portugal and Spain (in Portuguese and Spanish)