Together We Protect – Zoomarine

Conservation Projects

Recognizing the value of many organizations and research institutions in developing and implementing effective and protective
in situ measures for species and habitats, Zoomarine established partnerships and collaborations with several of them, thus contributing to the effectiveness and continuity of such projects.

Cooperation Protocols

Zoomarine and IPM established in 2001 a memorandum of understanding, which established, among other things, that this research group is based in our park.

Portuguese Institutions

Intending to collaborate in the training of new professionals and to promote the search and sharing of knowledge, Zoomarine has established cooperation agreements with various Portuguese institutions that promote research.

Currently, research projects are being carried out with some of these institutions, namely:

Zoomarine also collaborates with other institutions such as::

Support of “In Situ” Projects

Acknowledging the laudable work of many organizations in developing and implementing effective and protective in situ measures for species and habitats, Zoomarine seeks to support some of these organizations, thus contributing to the continuity of such projects.

World Parrot Trust

The group of psidacides, is one of the most threatened bird groups. Zoomarine, through is presentation of tropical birds and its educational programs, promotes the values of World Parrot Trust by divulging the excellent work of this organization on protecting birds in their natural habitats.

Additionally, we sell the organizations merchandising items in which part of the earnings contribute to support their activities.    

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Marine Megafauna Foundation

Sharks, marine mammals and marine turtles are a few examples of marine fauna that are threatened. Zoomarine recognizes the need to raise awareness among the population and therefore shares the values of the Marine Megafauna Foundation by disseminating its important message, through educational activities carried out in our aquarium. 

Additionally, we sell the foundations merchandising items and provide guided tours through the park and the aquarium, of which part of the earnings revert towards the association.

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Projeto Tamar

According to Zoomarine’s philosophy, there should be no boundaries in collaboration between institutions Zoomarine has developed protocols with institutions from other countries, namely Brazil, joining Tamar, a project that works on environmental education and research, protection and management of five endangered sea turtle species: loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), olive turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) and leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea).

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Other “ex situ” Projects

In addition to the rehabilitation of wild specimens, Zoomarine seeks to collaborate actively with other partners, in the protection of the environment, species and their habitats, through projects and indirect interventions that are effective.


These projects include the participation in associations such as Sea Alarm Foundation and by promoting technical and scientific meetings on the oil spill problem:

  • RIOS – Reducing the Impact of Oil Spills
  • Workshop on Best Practices for Oiled Wildlife Cleaning and Rehabilitation