Tag Archives: Fauna

Booted eagle wounded by a shotgun taken into the Wild Animal Recuperation Centre

GOB has made a formal complaint concerning a new case of a protected species wounded by a shotgun. An eagle was recently taken into the GOB Recuperation Centre for Wild Animals. It was a booted eagle, known in Menorca as a soter or esplosamates. It is the second booted eagle to have been taken into the Centre for the same reason this year, Continue reading Booted eagle wounded by a shotgun taken into the Wild Animal Recuperation Centre

Video of a saved Red Kite

This is a video showing a red kite being released back into the wild. It had been brought in wounded to the Centre of Recuperation for Wild Animals. Red kites as a species are in danger of extinction but the heavy decline in numbers is now slowly recovering in Menorca. So, saving this bird was particularly important. Red kites are especially vulnerable to poisoning and electrocution from power lines. Continue reading Video of a saved Red Kite

Training for Volunteers of the Animals Hospital

A year on and the volunteers of the Centre for the Recuperation of Wild Animals have had some training on the handling and the first assistance to give to wild animals suffering from an accident. The volunteers are essential to the day to day running of the Centre. Thanks to their commitment and altruistic dedication of the individual volunteers the Centre helps more than 1000 animals a year. Continue reading Training for Volunteers of the Animals Hospital

Restore the potential of the Albufera des Grau

Sending purified water to the lagoon, avoiding the use of lead shot, being able to feed carrion birds or leaving a part of the marine area for fishing only with creel, are some of the proposals that GOB has given recently for a Plan to Restore the Use and Management (Pla Rector d’Ús i Gestió (PRUG)) of the Albufera des Grau natural park. It will be a means of processing the management of a better relationship between human activities and a protected area. Continue reading Restore the potential of the Albufera des Grau