The Portuguese Ecological Society is a scientific association.
Established in December 1995, SPECO crafted a suitable environment where ecologists can and should interact, reinforcing the ecological science in its interdisciplinary. We seek to be a dynamic scientific community, increasingly awaken and active on social issues. SPECO aims to reach all who use ecological science as a base to nature conservation and environmental management. Moreover, we develop scientific or technological activities in the fields of Ecology and sustainable development, fulfilling a long time void in the national scientific community, a meeting point among several different fields. Although young comparing with their fellow European associations, SPECO established from start a pool of ideas and lively discussions during conferences, workshops and debates that have been promoted or supported, and in the various initiatives that have been set up since the beginning.