‘A tale about Black vulture’

Posted on 27/06/2016
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There have been published 2000 copies that are being distributed among primary schoolchildren of the regions of the area of influence of the project of reintroduction of the black vulture in Pyrenees.

 

Cover of the tale about the black vulture. © Trenca.

Cover of the tale about the black vulture. © Trenca.

 

Since the beginning of the project for the reintroduction of black vulture in Catalonia in the year 2007 we have been carried out different activities in outreach and environmental education. The knowledge of the species and its benefits in the balance of the Pyrenean ecosystem are fundamental for their conservation.

During these 9 years of life of the project, there have been numerous lectures in schools, visits ‘in situ’ to the project and communications to the media with the aim of raising awareness and to acquaint this unique species and the other large birds scavengers of the Catalan Pyrenees. This broadcast has been doing both global and local levels.

 

A conference about black vulture project in a school. © Trenca.

A conference about black vulture project in a school. © Trenca.

 

To continue with this dissemination of the project has been edited a tale about the black vulture and the other species of necrophagous birds of the Pyrenees. The main objective of the tale is to provide an overview of the project and of these species among the regions of the area of influence.

With a first publication of 2000 copies and with the help of a technician in environmental education is spreading, free of charge, this tale among the students of higher cycle of primary school from the localities and regions of the Alt Urgell, Pallars Jussa, Pallars Sobira and La Noguera.

 

Illustrations inside of the tale about the black vulture. © Trenca.

Illustrations inside of the tale about the black vulture. © Trenca.

 

We have chosen these regions as a starting point because they are living with with the four large birds scavengers existing in the whole of Europe: black vulture (Aegypius monachus), griffon vulture (Gyps fulgus), bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). We believe that they are the persons who have closer those who have to know them to be able to estimate them and therefore preserve them. We also believe, that  children are a very important communicative vector between them and their families and their social environment.

Until now more than 20 schools have already been visited and more than 1000 tales have been distributed.

The visit is completed by a small explanation of the project and an interaction with the students with a few workshops where you manipulate objects related to the 4 vultures and reflect the values and the basic functions of these formidable species in the natural balance of life.

 

Workshops held during the visit to the schools for the dissemination of the story and the Project of black vulture. © Trenca.

Workshops held during the visit to the schools for the dissemination of the story and the Project of black vulture. © Trenca.

 

The main objective is to spread enthusiasm and love for the vultures and by nature in general because we believe that we can only estimate what we know!

 

One of the more than twenty schools of the area of influence of the project visited. © Trenca.

One of the more than twenty schools of the area of influence of the project visited. © Trenca.

 

The edition of this tale has the support of Fundación Biodiversidad (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Naturaleza Rural.

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The reintroduction project of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is promoted by the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural de la Generalitat de Catalunya and by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the assisment and implementation of the Project, toghether with the staff of the Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà and the NHR of Boumort. Obra Social “La Caixa” (with the support of Generalitat de Catalunya) and REE participate in a remarkable manner to the financing of the project.

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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