As a continuation of the joint visit in May of the technicians of the State Office of Libraries, Museums, and Cultural Heritage and of the State Office for the Environment to the historic centre of Cáceres, on 15th September 2017 they held a further meeting to specify the work to be carried out in the SPA of the “Lesser kestrel colonies in the Monumental Town of Cáceres”, which must be completed before the lesser kestrels return from their winter quarters.
On the one hand, in Action C1 the work will be carried out on over 300 putlog holes located in the façades of 8 representative buildings both for birds and for the city itself, which will provide the lesser kestrels with more nesting sites of improved quality. At the same time this will drastically reduce the nest-building of the feral pigeon, a species that competes with the kestrels for the available gaps and also causes inconvenience and damages the buildings, which will curtail their owners' maintenance costs. On the other hand, Action C2 includes the work to be carried out on the buildings managed directly by the Heritage Department both regarding the putlog holes on their façades and their roofs.
In August as part of Action C1 the State Office for the Environment initiated contacts with the owners and administrators of these buildings with the hope of obtaining their collaboration and so as to inform them of the action it intends to carry out. This action will be financed in full by the URBANSPA-LIFE Project and will be carried out in the shortest possible time so as to minimise inconvenience to the owners. The work will be initiated once authorisation has been obtained from the owners of the buildings.