Schoolchildren visit the SPF of Isona i Conca Dellà

Posted on 28/06/2013
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Schoolchildren at the SFPof Isona.

Schoolchildren at the SFP of Isona.

Between the months of April and June, 80 schoolchildren visited the supplementary feeding point for scavenger raptors of Isona, thanks to the collaboration between the Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà (EBPJ) and Trenca.

Primary education pupils from Valldeflors and Maria Immaculada schools (Tremp) could see in situ how Egyptian vultures, Griffon vultures, black vultures,  black kites and red kites fed on carrion, as a part of the teaching unit developed by the Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà (Pallars Jussà Biological Station). The teaching unit is made up of three classroom sessions and one outdoors session, where the SPF of Isona is visited.

 

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Schoolchildren at the SFP of Isona.

The outdoors session is made to coincide with a carrion supply day. Schoolchildren see up close this site and the different species of scavenger raptors, that can be watched from the hide by using binoculars and telescopes. In addition to questions and answers on those birds, the teaching activity is complemented with animal tracks identification and environment study.

The SPF (Supplementary Feeding Points) network project from Trenca Association has set up three sites in the Pre-Pyrenees and Pyrenees of Lleida where scavenger birds of prey can find food in a safe way. The SFPs aim is to ease the lack of food for all these species, which are key to the ecological balance of ecosystems, reinforcing the availability of food for these birds in the Pyrenees. Besides, the operating of the three SFP is directly related to the reintroduction of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees.

 

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Explanatroy sign by he hide of the SFP of Isona.

promoters:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

technical advice and execution:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

environmental education:

Environmental education

 

 

related links:

DAAM:
Buitre negro

FUNDACIÓ CATALUNYA - LA PEDRERA:
Territori i medi ambient

GREFA:
Reintroducción del buitre negro en los Pirineos

TRENCA:
Black Vulture

 

 

with the collaboration of:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

participate by donating black vultures:

(coming from wildlife rehabilitation centres)

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

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