Preserve the Natural Algarve

PROBAAL is working to neutralise the threat of a proposed solar power plant of 83 megawatts on ecological land in the Cerro do Leiria area of the Eastern Algarve in Portugal.

In February 2021, residents of Cerro do Leiria in Faro district, discovered plans to build a 180 hectare solar power plant on the wild and beautiful Barrocal land and PROBAAL was moved to action.

PROBAAL – Pró Barrocal Algarvio – is a grass-roots environmental association based in the East Algarve region of Southern Portugal which has a particular concern regarding environmental issues in this locality.

Environmental studies demonstrate the ecological and water values of this area and we assert that this land is of greatest value in its intact state and should not be destroyed in the name of big energy.

The future of our water, soil and biodiversity is at risk and PROBAAL believes that a ‘have now, pay later’ attitude to the environment, is exactly why the planet is in its current ecological predicament.

We feel it is not wise to let powerful companies be lazy and always go for easiest or cheapest options, but the best ones.

We must work to be ‘green’ in action and not only in name.