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EDPR promotes a study of the Spanish imperial eagle in the Province of Ávila (Spain)

EDPR promotes a study of the Spanish imperial eagle in the Province of Ávila (Spain)

The Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) is an endemic bird of the Iberian Peninsula that is characterized by its great size.

Its main threat is mortality associated with human interaction due to several reasons: poisons that are used illegally in hunting grounds, electrocution in overhead power lines or the destruction and fragmentation of its habitat, among others.

During 2011-2014, EDPR has financed with over 60,000€ a monitoring program of the Spanish imperial eagle population in the province of Ávila with a two-fold objective: studying the distribution area of the species to locate reproducing couples and identifying any threats that may imply risks to the success of reproduction.

The conclusions that were obtained were very positive, as they show an upward trend of the population.