Monday, September 25

They return to its habitat the imperial eagle that received 40 shots

The Imperial Eagle at the AMUS hospital / AMUS

Since the Imperial Eagle was received at the AMUS hospital in February, there have been months of constant struggle that have ended with the best news

Satisfaction is the best noun that describes what is perceived as soon as you enter the doors of the AMUS hospital and the General Directorate of Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura. The reason for this joy is due to the fact that they have recovered one of the specimens of the Imperial Eagle that arrived with forty lead pellets from shots in the body, with an eye pierced by a branch and fractures in both wings.

This issue will be released next Monday, the 11th, at 9:00 a.m., at the AMUS Hospital, and the Regional Minister for the Ecological Transition and Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura, Olga García, is expected to attend.

The specimen will be equipped with a GPS transmitter that will allow it to be followed and to know in detail its entire adaptation process, as AMUS says in a press release.

Despite having lodged more than forty lead pellets from a shot in different parts of its body, having lost one of its eyes and having both wings with fractures operated on after undergoing surgery, this specimen of the Iberian Imperial Eagle will be released.

The achievement of this operation is attributed to the technical deployment, which without the support of the Ministry and AMUS, which show the greatest possible desire to provide the best responses to the threats of the endangered species of this land, would not have been possible.

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The admission of this eagle in the AMUS was in February 2022. The knowledge, experience, perseverance and, above all, the passion of each of the professionals who have been part of this operation have been the fundamental keys so that it could go forward.

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As AMUS reminds, the Mediterranean forest is the true habitat of this species. In fact, together with the lynx, the black vulture or the black stork, it is one of the most endogenous biological elements. However, starting in the 1950s, human beings began to leave their mark, and not precisely for good deeds, in the space of these birds: power lines and poison predominated, invading their place.

Extremadura, with its green spaces such as Monfragüe, Sierras de San Pedro, Sierras de Azuaga or Llenera, has become “one of the most important population strongholds”, since there are currently more than fifty breeding pairs out of 330 registered in Spain which are also distributed in Andalusia, Castilla la Mancha and Madrid.

The General Directorate of Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura and AMUS have had years of constant relations where the conservation of diversity is the main reason for these links, as confirmed. The satisfaction of the recovery of this specimen has led García García, Minister for the Ecological Transition and Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura, to want to carry out an act to return the species to its natural environment.

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