Urgent measures to help Montserrat’s Bonelli’s eagles
  • Urgent measures to help Montserrat’s Bonelli’s eagles

    29 May 2017

    Montserrat Natural Park technicians will be conducting extraordinary management actions to help the local pair of Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) feed their chick during the next critical weeks, before it can fly away from the nest. Concrete measures have been designed by a group of experts in management and monitoring of Bonelli’s Eagle including a […]

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  • Rabbit populations in Puigventós

    12 April 2017

    European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are a key element in the food web of Mediterranean mountain ecosystems since they are one of the most common prey for many carnivores, including several birds of prey. Thus, when rabbit populations decrease many predators depending on them get immediately affected. Low densities of rabbits would reduce the availability of […]

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  • Prescribed fire in Serra de Can Rubió

    2 March 2017

    Located in the southeastern part of the project area, between the villages of Esparreguera and Collbató, Serra de Can Rubió i dels Gatells is a mountainous area considered of strategic interest for forest fire prevention. Prescribed burning will be carried out in 20 hectares of this area during the next weeks. Several bird species of […]

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  • Forest fire experts from different countries visit the LIFE Montserrat area

    7 February 2017

    The International congress on prescribed fires (ICOPFIRES) took place in Barcelona on 1-3 February, bringing together many fire professionals and experts from all over the world. The agenda of the Congress included a field trip with a prescribed fire executed by the GRAF team (Catalonia Fire Department). The plot selected was in the Puigventós area […]

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  • LIFE Montserrat Newsletter January 2017

    2 February 2017

    A new issue of the LIFE Montserrat Newsletter is already available. It includes main news concerning the project in the last six months. If you want to take a look at it, click here or find it in the RESOURCES section of this website together with previous issues already launched. In case you are interested […]

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  • Dissemination of the project to the educational community

    25 January 2017

    LIFE Montserrat objectives are long term objectives and in order to achieve them local awareness and connivance are absolutely necessary. With this in mind, the action concerning project dissemination to the local educational community is particularly relevant. In this context, an ambitious proposal including collective work with local schools has been designed. Based on the […]

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  • More goats for the project

    17 January 2017

    50 new goats have been purchased to strengthen a herd that grazes in the Can Rubió and Gatells mountains, between the villages of Esparreguera and Collbató. This same herd had already received 92 animals in 2016 that were purchased by the LIFE Montserrat project. With the arrival of these new goats the number of animals […]

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  • 2nd Meeting of the Project’s Advisory Board

    2 December 2016

    On November 22 the experts within the LIFE Montserrat Advisory Board met the Project’s Technical staff for the second working session since the beginning of the project in 2014. Right now the project is in the process of getting the livestock holdings under way. At this point, the meeting with the experts became a great […]

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  • Signing of livestock transfer agreements

    23 November 2016

    Livestock purchase is among the LIFE Montserrat project’s actions. Once the animals have been purchased, they are transferred to those holdings committed to the project objectives in order to enhance grazing activity in areas that have been identified as strategic for forest fire prevention. The recent arrival of new animals to some holdings located in […]

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