The Government of Castilla-La Mancha continues work through the environmental agents of the Province of Albacete for the control of Bonelli’s eagle nests located in the LIC area (Places of Community Importance) and SPA (Special Area) Ribera del Jucar. Conservation for Birds), with an area of 17,496 hectares, which includes the Albacete municipalities of Valdeganga, Fuenteillación, Casas de Juan Núñez. Jorquera, Abengibre, La Requeja and Alcalá del Jucar.
The Provincial Representative of Sustainable Development, Llanos Valero, highlights the importance of this field work, which is carried out at altitude with a guarantee of safety, to avoid environmental agents by means of a rope on the rocky walls of the Hos del Júcar. is lowered. Infection of chicks by Trichomonas, a parasitic protozoa that prevents these specimens from eating in the first months of life, leads to the use of veterinary products to protect their survival.
Valero has explained these actions during the release into their natural environment of Bonelli’s eagle chicks, in this area, within the city of Jorquera, after their recovery at the Albacete Wild Fauna Center (CRFS), dependent on the Ministry of Sustainable Development. The environmental agents, together with the veterinary service of the place and the Civil Guard, highlighted that “the Castilian-La Mancha Executive is currently implementing a recovery plan for the Bonelli’s eagle species and in defense of its survival in Castilla-La Mancha Working on its zoning has been a very favorable application in recent years in this area of the province of Albacete”, he said.
This specimen of the Bonelli eagle jumped from the nest prematurely and fell to the ground on June 8 this year, being rescued by a civilian and the Nature Conservation Service of the Civil Guard (SEPRONA). Technicians from the Albacete Wildlife Recovery Center (CRFS) traveled to the site to diagnose, without considering injuries, and later transferred it to this infrastructure for care, feeding and rehabilitation to return it to its natural habitat. It has been done. A ring was placed on one of its legs to enable it to be identified in future.
The Bonelli eagle is a medium-sized, diurnal bird of prey. Adults have a white, mottled brown belly and a dark band at the end of the tail, features that allow it to be identified while flying. Despite its name, it does not eat much of pheasants, its main prey; Rabbits, squirrels, rats and pigeons. In Castilla-La Mancha the species is included in the regional list of endangered species in the category “in danger of extinction” (Decree 33/1998, 5 May).
Finally, the Provincial Representative of the Sustainable Development of Albacete thanked again, “the work of the veterinarians of the Albacete Wildlife Recovery Center, Seprona of the Civil Guard and the citizens, as well as their participation in environmental education work and the defense of wildlife and the environment. Protection”.
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