Reflorestar Portugal is a social movement to reborn Portuguese forests. It provides consultancy services in Agroforestry in light of principles of Permaculture, Close-to-Nature Silviculture or Syntropic Agriculture. It also empowers and facilitates collaborative partnerships among all individuals, groups, initiatives and organizations that share their vision: the elevation of human capacity to cooperate for the regeneration of our planet.
Quercus is a Portuguese non-profit environmental organization, founded in 1985. Oak (quercus in latin) is one of the species that used to be characteristic for Portugal, nowadays is increasingly rare. (photo: protest against the destruction of natural spaces to build tourist accommodations in Alentejo, Quercus, February 2006)
Association of families and friends of forest fire victims in Pedrógão Grande, Castanheira de Pera and Figueiró dos Vinhos. A series of four initial deadly wildfires erupted across central Portugal in the afternoon of 17 June 2017 within minutes of each other, resulting in 66 deaths and 204 injured people. The majority of deaths took place in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, when a fire swept across a road filled with evacuees escaping in their cars. Portuguese officials dispatched more than 1,700 firefighters nationwide to combat the blazes. Although most early official reports pointed to a dry thunderstorm as the cause of the tragedy, the President of the Portuguese Firefighters League expressed his conviction the fire was sparked by arsonists. The fire affected 30,000 hectares of forest and was only put out on June 21. (photo: ceremony on the second anniversary of the tragedy with a private Requiem concert for victims' families, June 2019)
interactive map - actual fire reports - global and country fire statistics
OKNA is a cultural center dedicated to providing artistic programming, educational projects and entertainment activities. The aim is to create and present collaborative works between Portugal and Eastern European countries. Established by a team of Portuguese and Eastern European members.