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.
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.
One of the key actions of the LIFE-ZEPAURBAN project is action A6, the industrial manufacture of mortar-cork nest boxes for the lesser kestrel. The main objective is to test the efficiency of a new design and materials for the construction of nest boxes for this species with improved technical and ethological conditions that allow the improving of its breeding success.
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.