The farms belonging to the Club are located in Natura 2000 areas whose upper levels of the trophic scale are occupied by predators that depend to a greater or lesser extent, some almost exclusively, on three species of prey: wild rabbit, red partridge and wood pigeon. These are species such as Bonelli’s eagle, Spanish imperial eagle, golden eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture or eagle owl.

In all the Natura 2000 areas where work is being carried out in this Project, the main limiting factor for these species is exactly the scarcity of the aforementioned prey populations. The causes of this decline in prey species must be sought in diseases (viral haemorrhagic disease, myxomatosis), excessive hunting pressure, and predation on weakened populations (by mammals, birds and herpetofauna).

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