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'Caralluma' and the Department of Environment initiate the campaign for the conservation of the Kestrel Primilla (08/02/2019)

Within the program of environmental activities promoted by the Association for the Defense of Nature 'Caralluma' in collaboration with the Department of Environment of the City of Caravaca de la Cruz, this Sunday, February 10, a new campaign for conservation begins of Cernícalo Primilla.

The campaign will last until July 15, with different activities open to public participation, such as days for the installation of nested tiles, adaptation of nests, cleaning and disinsection of lairs and ringing.

This initiative has an important conservationist, but also pedagogical and citizen awareness, approaching the population the scientific study of birds and the benefits they bring to agriculture and the environment in general.

In the day scheduled for this Sunday will be the interior of several dozen tiles-nest of primulas installed in the colony of La Junquera.

These tiles make it possible for adults to enter the roofs where these small raptors prepare their nests.

In addition, we will also visit different agroecological activities, such as almond crops in contour lines, reclaimed agricultural soils, walls with straw bales, the future primillar in cattle porch.

The activity will end with the visit to the largest juniper juniper in the region.

To participate you have to register for free with a private message to the Facebook page 'Caralluma.

Association for the Defense of Nature 'or contact the organization through telephone 642578744. The day will start at 10.00 and the meeting point is the gas station of Venta de Cavila.

In 1988 'Caralluma' began the conservation and banding work of the Caravaqueño field colony, then the only one known in the Region of Murcia.

The Kestrel Primilla is a species that winters in the south of the Sahara and reaches this area of ​​the peninsula at the end of February.

Its presence is beneficial for agriculture, since it feeds on insects such as locusts and small rodents, as well as being a good bioindicator of climate change.

It can be considered the smallest of the hawks.

Until the middle of the last century, he was a frequent inhabitant of towers, farmhouses, houses, palaces and castles located in regions dedicated to agriculture and extensive livestock, where they could find abundant invertebrates with which to feed.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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