Promotion of Temporary Ponds Conservation in Baixo Alentejo


by LPN

LPN is a nationwide Non-Governmental Environmental Organization, founded in 1948, and is the oldest Association for the defense of the environment in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a non-profit association with Public Utility Statute.

LPN’s mission is to contribute to the Conservation of Nature and the defense of the Environment, from a perspective of sustainable development, which ensures the quality of life for present and future generations.

LPN’s main objectives are to defend the environment and contribute to the conservation of the Natural Heritage, the diversity of species and ecosystems

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to promote and implement conservation and habitat management measures that improve the conservation status of temporary ponds in Baixo Alentejo.

The Project aims to:

  1. Provide local and national authorities with up-to-date cartographic information to improve habitat protection.
  2. Increase resilience to climate change.
  3. Reduce pressures of anthropogenic origin.

4. Increase awareness among landowners and authorities for the protection of this valuable resource and promote management practices that best ensure this habitat’s positive conservation status.

Key Ecosystems

Temporary Ponds.

Key Species

Various species of aquatic flora (ex. Pilularia minuta e Sea Holly (Eryngium corniculatum) as well as aquatic invertebrates (Notostraca) and most amphibian species (ex. Black-clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis))

Project Managers
Rita Alcazar

Responsible Associates
Frederico Silva Pinto and Pedro Castro

Place of action
Baixo Alentejo

Implementation period
14 months
(October 2022 to December 2023)

€ 99.931

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