New infrastructure for livestock implementation in Can Maçana
  • New infrastructure for livestock implementation in Can Maçana

    17 July 2017

    Can Maçana is a protected natural area located in the western side of the Montserrat Natural Park. The project has built there a new goat shed to shelter the herd of goats that will soon start grazing the area. The shed can hold up to 70 goats considering organic farming requirements. It is made of […]

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  • Field trips with local school teachers

    16 June 2017

    The Project technical staff joined teachers from several local schools in two field visits that took place during the last week with the aim to prepare field visits with students scheduled for the next school year under the E4 (Local Community Awareness Campaign) Project Actions. Can Maçana, in El Bruc, and El Mimó-Puigventós, in the […]

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  • 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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  • Alícia’t Festival 2017

    5 May 2017

    On 29 and 30 April Fundació Alicia organised its annual Festival focused on easy, fun and healthy cooking. For two days Món Sant Benet hosts an event where food products, landscape and gastronomy merge together in a festive atmosphere with a lot of programmed activities that everyone can enjoy. An ideal scenario to extend local […]

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  • Fountain restoration in Sant Pau de la Guàrdia

    27 April 2017

    LIFE Montserrat and Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera through its VoluntariatxlaNatura programme have organised a working session on 19 April to restore the surroundings of an old fountain in Sant Pau de la Guàrdia. The fountain is located in a strategic area for forest fire prevention where grazing activity with donkeys has been recently introduced. The […]

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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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  • Working seminar with teachers

    7 April 2017

    The first working seminar with teachers committed to the Project educational proposal took place in March 28. They all come from primary and secondary local schools that have decided to participate in the project. The seminar was divided into two sections. The first one was common for all teachers and it was used to present […]

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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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