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04Mar

Release of young lesser kestrels in the church of San Vicente the Martyr. San Vicente de Alcántara (Badajoz)

In the middle of June, the release programme of lesser kestrel chicks started, as planned in Action C.3. “Captive-breeding and reinforcement of lesser kestrel colonies at risk of disappearance”.

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

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).

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

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.