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Realease of a Red Kite back to the wild in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo

Remember the Red Kite that was delivered to ATNatureza on the 24th of November?! The bird could not fly and was easily caught by people from the village of Escalhão. It was transported by SEPNA-GNR from Vilar Formoso (Environment Police Agency) to CERVAS - Center for Ecology, Recovery and Surveillance of Wildlife where it was treated and fully recovered.

The bird had a broken wing as a result of a collision with an electrical wire, but its treatment was successful, culminating with a rather quick recovery. For its return we had 66 children from kindergarten Ana Paula Foundation who after watching a small puppet theatre about "Rupis and its adventures", had contact with the bird and watched it being returned to nature.

The Red Kite is a bird of prey with two distinct populations in this Region: the breeding (Critically endangered) and the wintering population (mainly individuals coming from Central and Northern Europe, with Vulnerable status) The Red Kite is a target species of the Life Rupis project of which ATNatureza is a partner and actively works to conserve and minimize risks that affect this and other project target species.

Learn more about the Rupis project: http://www.rupis.pt/en/ 

kits school outside      red kite captured 2

 

 

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