ACTIONS TO IMPROVE THE POPULATIONS OF PREYS OF THE BONELLI’S EAGLE IN THE PARC NATURAL DE SANT LLORENÇ DEL MUNT I L’OBAC
2003 a fire burned more than 4.500 hectares of the Parc Natural de Sant
Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac. The first forest interventions after the
fire were mainly the taking away of the wood of larger diameter with
commercial value, and leaving the little wood on the ground. These
branches take a long time to disintegrate and it impedes a good
regeneration of the vegetation and creates an impenetrable brushwood
that increases again the fire risk.
In addition, this type of habitat is usually unfavourable for the eagles preys, such as the rabbit or the partridge, that prefer open ambiences with not very much vegetable covering. So, the Equip de Biologia de la Conservació – Àliga Perdiguera of the Universitat de Barcelona in collaboration with the Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac, has started a study to assess which is the treatment of the burnt wood more favourable for the eagles preys.