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Trophic resources

The Estates belonging to the Club are included in Natura 2000 Network sites. These spaces host high level predators that, to a greater or lesser extent, some almost exclusively,depend on three prey species: common rabbit, red-legged partridge and common wood pigeon. These are species such as Bonelli’s eagle, Spanish imperial eagle, golden eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture and Eurasian eagle-owl.

In all Natura 2000 Network sites where this project is being developed, the main limiting factor for high level predators  is precisely the shortage of those prey populations. The main causes of this decline of prey species lie in plagues (viral haemorrhagic disease, myxomatosis), excessive hunting pressure, predation on weakened populations (for mammals, birds and herpetofauna).