Board Members

President: Thijs Valkenburg

Vice-President: Fábia Azevedo

Treasurer: Andreia Sofia Costa

Chairman of the General Assembly: João Tiago Tavares

Vice-Chairman of the General Assembly: Alexandre Leitão

Secretary of the General Assembly: Diogo Amaro

President of the Supervisory Board: Bruno Herlander Martins

Secretary of the Supervisory Board: Vasco Flores Cruz

Member of the Supervisory Board: Pedro Fernandes


António Cotão – Conservation biologist 

Graduated in 2012 in Biology by Algarve’s University. He worked for about 6 years in the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Investigation Centre as a biologist and rehabilitator. Since 2015, he has been working in environmental monitoring and technical assessments in the Ria Formosa area. He is an active environmental volunteer in the plastic pollution problematic and in collaboration with scientific projects for the study of birds. He started working for Vita Nativa in January 2020, where is responsible for the majority of the projects and activities of the Association and for promoting it on social media.