One flap of wings at a time, in the path of conservation of the Iberian imperial eagle.
Unique to Portugal and Spain, the Iberian imperial eagle is one of the most endangered birds of prey in Europe and is among the rarest in the world . But having a rare species is not a source of pride. At this moment, if nothing was done to mitigate the threats it faces, this Critically Endangered species would surely be extinct in our country.
That is why since 2013 the League for Nature Protection (LPN) has been actively engaged in the recovery of the Iberian imperial eagle in the national territory, with special focus on the Alentejo, where today there are 13 of 17 breeding couples known in Portugal.
The conservation of this species, which is of great importance for the balance of our ecosystems, depends on the continuity of the work that is being done there for this bird of prey and other endangered species that share the same habitats, from the Castro Verde cereal steppe. to the Mediterranean scrub of the Moura Mountains and the Guadiana Valley.
Because we must not abandon paths that lead us to good results, it is urgent to continue this effort, maintaining the actions of habitat recovery, the promotion of its natural prey and an active surveillance and fight against causes of mortality with human origin , whether intentional. or accidental.
Because we believe that the global begins at the local level and that collective power stems from individual gestures, LPN calls for its support for the conservation of our natural heritage, contributing to the Iberian imperial eagle's recovery effort.
Come and learn more about our work with the Iberian Imperial Eagle, visit us at the Vale Gonçalinho Environmental Education Center in Castro Verde.
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