Through the Portuguese Environmental Fund, Portugal is using revenue from the EU’s Emissions Trading System to help decarbonise the country. Our documentary highlights the story of an animal shelter in Lisbon which uses EU ETS funds for nature conservation purposes.

Portugal is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, including coastal areas, forests, wetlands, and Mediterranean landscapes. However, the impact of humans is noticeable in the country, translating into habitat loss and degradation for the native animal species. This means that animals and nature conservation are crucial aspects of preserving the country’s rich biodiversity and natural heritage.

In this context, the shelter Centro de Recuperação de Animais Silvestres (CRAS) is dedicated to the rehabilitation of native wild fauna, combining nature conservation, medicine and biology. Using EU ETS revenues, they are helping birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, with the largest proportion being birds.


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LifeETX is implemented by a consortium of 10 NGOs working at national and European level