big management and conservation project our Association takes part is the reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Pyrenees. The aim is to help with the recovery of a species that was extinct in the recent past in the Pyrenees, to reduce the risk of genetic erosion of the Black Vulture in the west of the European continent, to help with the recovery of their former circum-Mediterranean range as well as to influence local population of the Pyrenees: knowledge of the species, awareness of the fact that the biodiversity is a heritage of all of us and its conservation and wealth also imply an economic benefit.
long with the release of black vulture specimens, Trenca has made and manages 3 supplementary feeding points (SFP) to strengthen ties between the reintroduced black vultures and the releasing area. Besides the Black Vulture, other scavenger raptors are also using the SFPs: the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), the Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and the Red Kite (Milvus milvus). This initiative eases the lack of food that all these species –which are key to the ecological balance of ecosystem– are facing, and also reduces the impact of poison use.
he conservation of the Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Spain is another big project in which Trenca takes part. It is the responsability of our entity the field work tasks related to this programme: to locate the wild birds and territories, interventions at the wild nest, supplementary feeding, release of chicks, predators control, habitat improvement and surveillance. These in situ interventions, together with the captive breeding programme that is carried out at the Vallcalent Wildlife Centre and at the Zoo of Barcelona (ex situ interventions), are the core of the preservation plan for this species.
nother current big project of Trenca is the sustainable agri-environmental development project in Les Garrigues (Lleida), with the aim of carrying out an agricultural activity that has to be financially profitable, environmentally sustainable, and respectful of the cultural and landscape heritages of the territory. The project has still involved the creation and marketing of the extra virgin olive oil brand Salvatge (Wild), olive oil from the wildlife reserves.
It is the new project of the Association and it´s main objective is to raise awareness and get to know the benefits of forestry ecosystems in general and in particular that of old, mature forests and inland aquatic ecosystems.For this reason we will put at teachers and pupils service and interactive web with free access www.descobreixbovera.com where we will work on different curricular contents both for primary and secondary schools, we give to regional groups the opportunity of rediscovering the region’s charms and we will help RSC enterprises discover all the richness and magic of this special region by involving them in its preservation!