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Profile of registrant

Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza

Identification number in the register: 737714210149-06
Registration date: 29/11/12 15:06:02

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/11/14 15:55:26
The date of the last annual update was 17/11/14 15:55:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza
Acronym: Quercus
Legal status: Organização Não Governamental de Ambiente
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Nuno Sequeira
Position: Presidente da Direção Nacional

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Madalena Martins
Position: Secretariado da Direção Nacional

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: - Centro Associativo do Calhau, Bairro do Calhau, Parque Florestal de Monsanto 
P.O. box: -
Lisboa 1500-045
Telephone number: (+351) 217 788 474
Fax number: (+351) 217 787 749
Other contact information: -

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Quercus - ANCN ( was founded in 31st of October 1985 and it is a non profit, independent environmental non-governmental organization. Its general objectives are:

- Research, safeguard and raise knowledge for a better biophysical environment, advocating and promoting the conservation of natural and cultural values;
- Increase public participation, but also promote environmental education activities;
- Provide awareness and support to citizens about technical, scientific and juridical information about environmental issues.

Throughout the years, Quercus has been specialized its activities in several working areas, such as:

- Climate change and air quality;
- Energy efficiency and renewable energies;
- Transport and mobility issues;
- Nature conservation;
- Urban planning;
- Water quality and management;
- Waste management.

Quercus organizational structure is based on 20 local groups, geographically spread from North to South of Portugal (including Azores and Madeira islands) that allows a decentralized work approach and intervention. At the present time, Quercus has more than 13.200 registered members. Quercus owns almost 600 ha of properties near Tagus River that are prepared for eco-tourism and nature conservation activities. It also has 3 Environmental Educational Centres and manages 3 Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Quercus participated in several public consultations over the last year:
- Renewable energy strategy
- Water efficiency in buildings
- Sustainable consumption and production
- Environmental noise directive
- Charging of the use of road infrastructure

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 16,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: -


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The organization participates in the United Nations Framework Conventions for Climate Change meetings and is also a member of Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe),Transport & Environment (T&E), European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and European Environmental Citizens for Standardization (ECOS) networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,217,250
of which public financing: 489,750
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 150,000
- Grants:
- from national sources: 339,750
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 727,500
- donations: 700,000
- contributions from members: 27,500
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.