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Navarre Environmental, Reintroduction and Repopulation Management Co.

logo ganThe Navarre Environmental, Reintroduction and Repopulation Management Co. (GAN) is a public limited company of the Navarre Government.
Since 1982, it has supported the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, particularly the planning and management of biodiversity in Navarre.
Project areas in which activities are developed: Planning and management of biodiversity in the Natura 2000 Network, the Regional System of Protected Area Management, the habitats and the species of flora and fauna; management of river ecosystems, environmental assessment; communication, participation and public use; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Gobierno de Navarra

 Environment Council and Territory Arrangement of the Junta of Andalusia

logo andaluciaThe Environment Council and Territory Arrangement is the regional ministry of Andalusia responsible for all environmental issues across the region. Its responsibilities include the implementation of nature and wildlife conservation projects, especially for endangered species. Amongst these species is the Bonelli's Eagle, of which the highest population is found in Spain.



Environment Council and Territory Arrangement of the Community of Madrid

Comunidad de Madrid

The General Administration of the Environment Council and Territory Arrangement of the Community of Madrid is the responsible administrative organisation which takes steps towards conserving and improving populations of wild animals in the Community of Madrid.

Producing very positive results, it has extensive experience in the development and implementation of projects linked to the recovery and conservation of wild species, especially those that deserve a higher conservation rank like the Imperial Eagle, the Black Stork, the Cinereous Vulture or the Lesser Kestrel. In particular, cases concerning the Cinereous Vulture and Imperial Eagle populations that have been in development since the 90s have to a great extent led to a change in the latter from 23 breeding pairs in 1993 to 37 in 2011, and the former from 6 pairs in 1973 to more than 100 at the present time. These results are even better if we analyse that not only has the number of birds increased, but also its distribution area.



COFIBThe COFIB is a partnership between the Balearic Islands Government and the Natural Park Foundation (Mallorca), whose aim is to restore wildlife in the Balearic Islands, including the regulation of the exotic wildlife and support of recovery projects of listed species.

Every year, its facilities welcome approximately 3000 animals for recovery and it is working towards implementing a recovery plan for the Majorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) and a reintroduction plan for the Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata).


Natura Parc Foundation

Natura ParcThe Natura Parc Foundation was created as a non-profit organisation and its operational principles are based on the protection and conservation of the environment as a whole, both the native flora and fauna of the Balearic Islands.

Among its fundamental objectives we can find:

  • To protect, foster and study the native fauna and flora of the Balearic Islands.
  • To receive, cure and release in their natural habitat all those wildlife animals, both through the Recovery centre of native animals and the Shelter for pets.
  • Captivity breeding of protected species and the subsequent reintroduction in their habitat.
  • Training programmes and environmental education for the general population.
  • Youth activity programmes in the area of the Balearic Islands.
  • Volunteer programmes aimed at the population in general.
  • Activities related to crops, livestock, forestry and the energetic use of the woodland.
  • Conservation and recovery programmes of plant and animal species of any nature, establishing agreements at national and international level.
  • Research, consultancies and counselling of environmental nature related to the fauna and flora, to climate change and nature in general.
  • Any other cultural or artistic expression, scientific topic or management related to the fauna, the flora, the environment or nature in general.

The Natura Parc Foundation offers its services to the entire society of the Balearic Islands as a non-profit organisation with a clear informative and educational character.

Its beneficiaries and/or users are the Balearic society as a whole, including public administrations, state security forces (Local police, Guardia Civil, Civil protection, 112 etc.), educational centres, private entities and the general population.


 Provincial Council of Álava - Arabako Foru Aldundia

ÁlavaThe Department for Environment and Urbanism has allocated areas for the integral water cycle (except hydraulic systems of irrigation), environment and landscape, nature conservation, natural spaces, renewable energies, mountains, flora and fauna, territory planning and information, urban management and discipline, and others that the legal system indicates, according to the provisions set forth by Regional Decree 162/2011, July 19, by which are determined by the Departments of the Provincial Council of Álava.

In particular, the Environmental Services of Biodiversity within the scope of this project is in regard to:


  • Organisation, conservation and management of protected flora and fauna and their habitats, the network of protected biotopes and areas for the specific conservation and protection of birds in the Natura 2000 Network, environmentally-sensitive areas, listed landscapes and the network of wildlife corridors in the historic territory of Álava.
  • Planning of Environmental Resources and Renewable Energies.
  • The development and implementation of actions in relation to protection, restoration and improvement of natural habitats, landscape and biodiversity.


This work originates from the issues assumed by the Basque Government in compliance with the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country (Law 3/79, December 18) and later, the transfer of said development and/or implementation based on Law 27/1983, November 25, the relationship between the Common Institutions of the Autonomous Community and the Provincial Councils of their Historic Territories.



GREFAGREFA (Group for the Restoration of Native Wildlife and its Habitat) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, established in 1981 as an organisation for nature studies and conservation. It consists of people sensitive to certain human activities that cause the deterioration and destruction of our natural surroundings.

In their quest to conserve nature, GREFA focuses their diverse work on undertaking a myriad projects at local, national and international levels, independently or through partnerships or agreements with other governmental and non-governmental organisations.

The activities carried out by GREFA are:

  1. Hospital for Native Wildlife
  2. Rescue team for injured wildlife
  3. Programmes for captive breeding
  4. Programmes for habitat improvement of endangered wildlife
  5. Programmes for strengthening native wildlife populations
  6. Programme for education and voluntary work at the wildlife hospital

 Other projects that GREFA has developed within the proposed LIFE Project:

  1. Rescue team for injured wildlife (from 2005)
  2. Programme for the conservation of the Imperial Eagle in the central peninsular region (from 2007)
  3. Programme for the reintroduction of the Golden Eagle in the Baixa Limia Nature Reserve-Serra do Xurés, Ourense (from 2001)
  4. Programme for the conservation of the Cinereous Vulture in the Community of Madrid (from 2007)
  5. Reintroduction of the Cinereous Vulture in the Catalan Pyrenees (from 2007)
  6. Wildlife corridors for the lesser kestrel (from 2004)



LPOThe LPO's mission is to protect birds and the ecosystems on which they depend, the surrounding wildlife in particular and biodiversity in general. Established in 1912, the LPO has been recognised as a public organisation since 1986 and has been the representative of Birdlife in France from 1993.  It consisted of more than 44,000 members in 2012.

Its activities are distributed across 3 areas:

  1. Updating of knowledge about the conservation status of bird species.
  2. Implementation of programmes for the protection of threatened species and their habitat.
  3. Environmental education and awareness.

In 1984, the LPO coordinated the first plan for the conservation of the Bonelli's Eagle in France, as well as the first Life (previously ACE) for this species (1989-1992). It was actively involved in captive breeding and reintroduction in association with the UFCS (French Union of Wildlife Rescue Centres). At a conference in December 2010, the LPO combined the different bodies interested in captive breeding and/or reintroduction of the species and formed the IMBE (International Mobilisation for the Conservation of the Bonelli's Eagle).

Christian Pacteau (LPO-UFCS), manager of the centre for captive breeding of the Bonelli's Eagle in Vendée, is a renowned specialist in raptor breeding. Since 1995, he has worked with the Bonelli's Eagle and has succeeded in raising 14 chicks, of which several have been released into the wild. The centre holds ten 100m2 facilities for breeding, an incubation room and a nursery. It hosts 7 Bonelli's Eagle pairs, and among them, 5 were reproductive in 2012.

Also, in 2012, the Ardèche (Jean-Claude Mourgues) centre held 3 pairs, among them, 1 was reproductive. This centre has produced 7 juveniles since its establishment.



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