PEFC Spain develops a project aimed to improve the imperial eagle’s habitat

A project led by PEFC Spain with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad and the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition aims to protect animal biodiversity in forest areas.

Photo: PEFC Spain

PEFC Spain visited El Castañar Estate, located in Mazarambroz, Toledo (Spain) to undertake the last steps to complete a project that aims to achieve the improvement of the imperial eagle’s habitat.

During the visit, the PEFC team visited the areas where the project was developed and had the opportunity to participate in some of the designated project activities. An example of this was the latest in a series of releases of rabbits into wild areas of the farm, where shelters were built to help with repopulation.

Other actions of the project were the placement of nests built with PEFC certified wood to increase the nesting of insectivorous birds, and the creation of two ponds to retain rainwater and encourage the growth of the reptile and amphibian population. Both actions were aimed at encouraging the settlement of wildlife.

The team was also able to see some of the results of previous activities, such as the high occupancy of both nests and rabbit shelters, and therefore appreciate the improvements that the project’s actions had already achieved.

Along with the imperial eagle, other significant species inhabit the estate such as the Iberian lynx, the golden eagle, the black vulture, the griffon vulture and the black stork. PEFC was accompanied by the owner, Rafael Finat and members of A21soCtenible and Fomecam, both organisations have participated in the development of the project.

You can now watch the video of the visit here

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PEFC Spain is a non-profit organisation, founded by public organisations, private and public forest owners, private industries and professional organisations to provide a forest certification instrument that is adapted to a European context and meets the needs of owners to flexibly implement ecologically appropriate management.