The students of the school "El Turˇ" learn with the Bonelli's eagle

This last term, the school "El Turˇ" de Bigues i Riells (province of Barcelona) has become a zoo full of animals. Each one of the school classes has been studying an animal and the walls of the enclosure have been decorated with murals of all the made works. The species selected by the classes formed by children 10 and 11 years old has been the Bonelli's eagle.

The circumstance occurs that the enclave where the school is located is within the territory of a pair of Bonelli's eagles that habitually fly over the zone when hunting.

The research made by the students has been exhaustive. First they went on an excursion to draw the cliffs where nest the pair of Bonelli's eagles that live next to their town. Afterwards they did a conscientious documentation work compiling graphical material, Internet research, an interview to a municipal technician on environment and a talk of a member of the Equip de Biologia de la Conservaciˇ - └liga Perdiguera in the school, that the Miguel Torres Foundation and the city council of the municipality were in charge to organize.

The results of their work are shown in the magnificent murals that can be appraised in the photographies and in the magazine of the school.

Some of the recommendations that the children of the school "El Turˇ" mention in their work are the following ones:

The nests and natural spaces where the eagles live in must be protected to prevent their territories from changing irreversibly.

It is necessary that hunters respect the hunting regulation and take into coinsideration the importance of preserving the Bonelli's eagle and its preys.

It is precise to carry out some works to improve the populations of rabbit and partridge, that are the main eagles feeding.

To avoid the electrocution and collision, it is necessary that the power lines are not placed where the eagles live or where they fly habitually.

Wind farms must be located far away from the areas where  eagles breed or hunt.

- Recreational activities that suppose an annoyance for the eagles must be far from the sites where these have their nests.

And finally, to help the eagles we can make known their problems so that everybody respects them.

Therefore, from this moment the Bonelli's eagle has a lot of new friends and young and fervent defenders of its conservation.

We also want to congratulate the teaching staff of the center for its extraordinary pedagogical work.