Other environmental actions
esides the current conservation and sustainable development projects, other environmental actions are carried out from Trenca. We have selected four of them for inclusion in this section: Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of Vallcalent, action and conservation plan for the White Stork, hacking of the Barn Owl and reintroduction of the Peregrine Falcon in the city of Lleida.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of Vallcalent:
renca was born as an association of friends of the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent (belonging to the Environment Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Autonomous Government of Catalonia).
The collaboration of Trenca with the Centre’s work is done mainly through volunteers.
articipation in the action and conservation plan for the White Stork in Catalonia.
The Trenca’s help is focused on the actions on the nests (cleaning roofs of buildings, removing nests as well as building and placing new nests) and the chicks (rescuing chicks that would end up dying).
articipation of Trenca in the actions on the Barn Owl that are carried out by the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent.
The collaboration of Trenca is focused on the hacking of barn owls in agreements with people or entities and the awareness of the population on the conservation of this nocturnal bird of prey.
s an example of an already finished action –for the time being– we present the reintroduction of the Peregrine Falcon in the Seu Vella of Lleida.
Trenca collaborated with captive breeding works at the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent, with the dissemination of the action and with the awareness of the Lleida population regarding the urban fauna
n addition to the four actions or groups of actions that are presented in this section, other targeted or smaller-scale actions, also environment-related, are constantly carried out in Trenca. For instance, the building and placing of nest boxes for lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni) in the regional district of La Noguera, the clean up of different stretches of the Segre river with the participation of volunteers or the dispersion of thousands of starlings that roosted in the electrical power station of Magraners, all three actions done in 2012, in the province of Lleida. Some of these smaller actions are also in line with the tasks of the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent.
Nest boxes for lesser kestrels:
uilding and placing three towers with six nest boxes for lesser kestrels (Falco naumanni) on each one. This action is part of the compensatory measures for the Algerri-Balaguer irrigation system, in the regional district of La Noguera.
Cleanup of different points of the Segre river:
renca is given the “Premi Plusfresc al Medi Ambient 2012” for a project consisting of a social action in order to clean and recover different points of the Segre river where illegal dumpings have occurred. River cleaning tasks were carried out before the end of the year.
About those and other small actions we will keep you informed in the section activities and news of this website and also in the site we maintain on Facebook.
You can also watch brief reports on the actions on the White Stork nests and the cleaning work day of the Segre river on the section videos in this website.