Conservation Biology Group

Threats and solutions

The Conservation Biology Group is a research group associated to the Department of Animal Biology of the University of Barcelona that works in research applied to the conservation of the terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystems, with special attention to threatened species like the Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata).

The objective of the Conservation Biology Group is the conservation of the Mediterranean ecosystems and its species by means of applied research, application of conservation measures and divulgation.


Great attendance at the ceremony "Viability of the Bonelli’s eagle population in Catalonia: guidelines for conservation" that took place on 3rd March 2016: Read more
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  • Invitation to the ceremony "Viability of the Bonelli’s eagle population in Catalonia: guidelines for conservation" (12/02/2016): Read more
  • Published an article in the journal Bird Conservation International about the demographic evolution of the Egyptian vulture in Catalonia (17/01/2016): Read more
  • Monitoring the Egyptian vulture population in Central and Eastern Catalonia in 2015 (15/01/2016): Read more
  • Jaime Resano receives an Extraordinary Doctoral Award corresponding to the course 2013-2014 for his thesis with the Conservation Biology Group (30/09/2015): Read more
  • The latest publication 'El águila perdicera en Cataluña: de la amenaza a la conservación' is ready to download (16/06/2015): Read more
  • The Egyptian Vulture: a species coming back to Eastern Catalonia (28/04/2015): Read more
  • The Conservation Biology Group participates in the Conference on necrophagous birds celebrated in Cadiz (23/02/2015): Read more
  • New project of the Conservation Biology Group for the conservation of the Bonelli’s Eagle (30/01/2015): Read more
  • See the video "L'àliga perdiguera: 30 anys d'estudi de les poblacions en el continent europeu" from the UBtv website (28/04/2014): Read more
  • Study on the situation of the Egyptian Vulture in the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, centre Catalonia and Eastern Catalan Pyrenees (27/01/2014): Read more
  • The TVE program 'El bosque protector' dedicates a chapter to the Bonelli's Eagle (22/01/2014): Read more
  • The Catalan population of Bonelli’s Eagle would face a high risk of extinction in the medium-term if not for arrival of individuals from other regions (17/01/2014): Read more
  • Stable isotope analyses allow knowing eagle’s diet during the breeding season and over the years (15/01/2014): Read more
  • 2013: the worst reproductive rates in the Catalan population of Bonelli’s Eagle  (12/01/2014): Read more
  • The electricity company Endesa dismantles a dangerous power line for the birds in ‘Gallecs’ (10/10/2012): Read more
  • Low reproductive rates in the Catalan population of the Bonelli’s Eagle during 2012 (13/09/2012): Read more
  • Two electrical pylons are corrected thanks to the pioneering work by students of the Secondary School Cor de Maria (Valls, Tarragona) (9/05/2012): Read more
  • A local state is managed in the Cingles de Bertí area in order to improve biodiversity, sustainable game hunting and conservation of endangered species (9/05/2012): Read more
  • The diet of Bonelli’s Eagle in Europe and the influence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (9/05/2012): Read more
  • New information on survival of Bonelli’s Eagle (9/05/2012): Read more
  • Electrocution of birds and collision with power lines: Solutions to a global problem (9/05/2012): Read more
  • Improving post-fire forest management to promote biodiversity in the Mediterranean ecosystems (9/05/2012): Read more
  • New study on spatial use of Bonelli’s Eagle (9/05/2012): Read more
  • New study on inter-populational movements and recruitment of Bonelli’s Eagle in Catalonia and France (9/05/2012): Read more