Within the framework of this Action C2 "Adaptation of nesting sites on buildings managed by the State Office of Libraries, Museums, and Cultural Heritage", part of the roof and the tower of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Purificación de Almendralejo will be remodelled to avoid filtrations in the building and ensure the permanence of its important colony of lesser kestrels.
The activities of the Bird Festival include in particular the congress entitled “Urban ZEPAs: conservation and tourism”, which has given special importance in its fifth edition to the LIFE-ZEPAURBAN project.
The congress will be held tomorrow (16th June 2016) on the Badajoz campus. It has been organised by the Universidad de Extremadura in collaboration with the Agrofood Technological Centre of Extremadura (Centro Tecnológico Agroalimentario Extremadura, CTAEX), the General Secretariat of Science and Technology and the General Office for Outside Action of the Regional Government of Extremadura, the Enterprise European Network (EEN) of the FUNDECYT/Scientific and Technological Park, and Extremadura Avante.
To continue with the protocol established by the scientific committee (action F2), a second visit is being made to find out the number of breeding pairs present in the sphere of activity of the project, this time to coincide with chicks in the nests.
The State Office of Libraries, Museums, and Cultural Heritage and the State Office for the Environment have made a joint visit to the centre of the historic city of Cáceres to assess the adaptation of holes for the nesting of the lesser kestrel.
Meeting of the State Office for the Environment and Terra Naturalis, both partners of the ZEPAURBAN project, with a view to initiating its first actions to be carried out and in particular the 2017 census (A1) and the fitting of birds with transmitters (A2).
Up to December 2020 the Regional Ministry for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Agricultural Policies, and Territory will carry out a total of 30 actions included in the LIFE project for the conservation of the lesser kestrel in the urban Special Bird Protection Areas.
On 15th February 2017 the first Scientific Committee meeting was held as part of the LIFE15 NAT/ES/001016 project on the “Management of urban ZEPAs for the conservation of the lesser kestrel in Extremadura”, LIFE-ZEPAURBAN.