For the third consecutive year Red Eléctrica de España took part in the Third International Doñana Bird Fair organised by Doñana Birdlife.
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Last weekend the Third International Doñana Bird Fair was held at the Dehesa de Abajo Nature Reserve of Doñana (Seville). This event, considered one of the most important in the national ornithological calendar, brings together a large number of amateur and professional ornithologists and exhibition tents, children's workshops and bird watching in the Cañada de los Pájaros Reserve in La Puebla del Río (Seville).
Red Eléctrica, which has collaborated with the International Doñana Bird Fair for the third consecutive year, set up its own stand this time around. In this space, visitors were able to learn about the main lines of work and the actions the Company undertakes regarding bird conservation through corporate information and the audio-visual "Our commitment to birds" shown in the visitors’ centre.
At the stand, a large group of amateurs and experts congregated for the presentation of two projects on which the Company collaborates and which have contributed to the recovery of endangered species of birds, the Osprey and the Bonelli’s Eagle; projects that have had excellent results.
Specifically, the presentation entitled "The growth of the Osprey in Andalusia", presented by the Migres Foundation, served to inform attendees about the project for the reintroduction of the species in the province of Cadiz and the upward trend of the Osprey population in Andalusia, a species which had become extinct in the Iberian Peninsula in the 90s. In 2015, 16 breeding pairs and 20 fledgling chicks were recorded in Andalusia.
And to end the day, Joan Mayol, Head of the Species Protection Service of the Balearic Islands’ Government, took the stage to give the presentation "Relocating Eagles with energy: Reintroduction of the Bonelli’s Eagle in Majorca". His presentation provided information on the actions taken for the reintroduction of eagles bred in captivity on the island of Majorca, where the species had become extinct, as well as the initial results achieved: a stable population of 19 eagles and the birth in the last year of two new Bonelli’s Eagle chicks.