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19Feb

Information and registrations for participating in the new Tourism Product of “Lesser Kestrel in Extremadura” – simple and without any cost

The lesser kestrel is an original and different resource for tourism that exists in your locality. Now you can benefit from its presence to improve your own product in a simple way, without cost. We recommend that you participate, in a simple way, in the product that we are creating. Here is the initial information that you need, and we can explain how to register.

19Feb

More technical visits to properties connected to the LIFE-ZEPAURBAN project

Technicians from the General Directorate of the Environment and the General Directorate of Libraries, Museums and Cultural Heritage have continued their visits to the buildings that will be part of the forthcoming programme in the action C1 Improving nest sites in buildings of heritage value in the urban SPAs of Extremadura. On this occasion they have visited the church of San Bartolomé in Jerez de los Caballeros, as well as the Parador of Zafra, both buildings for which there are plans for work in the LIFE-ZEPAURBAN project.

19Feb

Life ZEPAURBAN is visited by the external team from the European Commission

On 14th May 2018, the group of beneficiaries of the Life ZEPAURBAN project received a visit from Sara Mora of the external team NEEMO-IDOM of the European Commission in order to obtain a general view of that the state of the implementation of the project.

19Feb

The LIFE ZEPAURBAN project presents the lesser kestrel as a potential tourist attraction in Extremadura

The LIFE ZEPAURBAN project, which has amongst its principle objectives the adoption of measures that will ensure the conservation of the lesser kestrel in the urban areas of Extremadura in which it lives, and that these measures can be transferable to the rest of Europe, has started a round of presentations to show the development of work on the creation of a tourism product based on the potential of this species, which is catalogued as threatened because of alteration of its habitat.

19Feb

First data from GPS transmitters

The lesser kestrels that have been tagged with GPS transmitters are starting to provide information of great interest for the conservation of the species.

19Feb

Presentation of the tourism product based on the observation of lesser kestrel

The General Directorate of Tourism as a beneficiary partner of the Life ZEPAURBAN project and as part of its actions for the creation of a tourism product, will be presenting in the forthcoming weeks to the different municipalities involved in the development of this,  the work it is undertaking and the process for development and implementation.

14Feb

LIFE-ZEPAURBAN actions on buildings of heritage value

Like last year, the General Directorate of Libraries, Museums and Cultural Heritage and the General Directorate of the Environment of the Government of Extremadura have started visits to all the buildings for which they have responsibility during autumn and winter 2018/2019.

14Feb

Tagging individual lesser kestrels with GPS transmitters

Within action A2 of LIFE ZEPAURBAN Study and characterisation of the feeding habitats of lesser kestrels in urban SPAs and roosts in Extremadura, a significant number of individuals have been captured and tagged in three urban SPAs in the region: Acedera (Badajoz), Casa de La Enjarada (Cáceres) and Trujillo (Cáceres).

12Feb

The VI workshop “URBAN SPAs OF EXTREMADURA. CONSERVATION AND TOURISM"

The VI workshop “URBAN SPAs OF EXTREMADURA. CONSERVATION AND TOURISM” will take place on 18th May, organised by the General Directorate of Tourism and The General Directorate of the Environment of the Government of Extremadura, as part of the City of Cáceres Bird Festival (www.festivaldelasavescaceres.com). 

05Jun

New developments in the Life ZEPAURBAN Project

The Life ZEPAURBAN Project is preparing several novelties: within the framework of actions E4 and E9 of the project.

05Jun

Stand FIO 2018 - ZEPAURBAN Project

The International Ornithology Fair (Feria Internacional de Ornitología, FIO) will be held from 23rd to 25th February at the Monfragüe​ National Park and the LIFE ZEPAURBAN Project will have a space on the stand of the State Tourist Office.

05Jun

Experiments in the field and the validation of the new GPS transmitters for the lesser kestrel

On Friday 2nd February 2018 a technical meeting was held in the installations of the State Office for the Environment of the Regional Government of Extremadura by the members of the LIFE ZEPAURBAN Project, the State Office for the Environment, and Terra Naturalis together with the company Microsensory SL. This company has been awarded the tender for supplying satellite and GPS transmitters so as to carry out the follow-up of over 50 individuals of Lesser Kestrel in the forthcoming years.