Life - Natura 2000

Project Summary

The Life + “Action in the fight against illegal poison use in the natural environment in Spain” – Life+ VENENO (LIFE08 NAT/E/000062) has as the main aim to achieve a significant reduction in illegal poison use in various autonomous communities, and especially in their SPA network, where this problem is one of the main causes of non-natural mortality in some of the most endangered species in Europe, such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the Monk Vulture, the Red Kite and the Egyptian Vulture (including the Canary Islands subspecies), all of which are included in Annex I of the Birds Directive and in Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive.

It is hoped to achieve this through effective and innovative activities in the fight against illegal poison use, all of which are anticipated within the national strategy against the use of poisoned bait in the natural environment, approved by the National Commission for Nature Protection in 2004.
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