Conservation Projects

The Society and our members are a formidable team.
Together we are making a difference by our ‘Caring for Nature’ efforts.
Together we are supporting local conservation at grassroots level.
Together by being a part of the Society you are directly contributing to assisting and improving our regional wildlife.
Together we should feel proud of our association with giving our nature a helping hand.
Together we are ‘Caring for Nature’, why not join us?

The more members we have, the more we are able to support regional conservation projects in Andalucía. Size of membership dictates the annual surplus in our budget and how much is available to be dedicated to chosen projects.

Joining ABS and encouraging others to join will help us play an increasingly important role in the regional funding of projects.

Certain criteria we require in order for us to consider any particular application for funding. These are necessary to safeguard our funding and to ensure any project is worthwhile and long-term. We also require constant updates to any project’s current progress and specific information on how the Society’s funding is being used.

Some of the criteria we use to assess conservation projects are:

  • A demonstrable history and past results
  • Current activity and details of those activities
  • A future strategy and aims for the project
  • How the project is managed i.e. person/s responsible, volunteers etc.
  • Allow access and if possible, participation by ABS Members

Currently we are supporting 2 principle projects and are in discussions to support a 3rd.

Save the Montagu’s Harrier Project
From the environmental failure in the conservation of the Montagu’s Harrier to the successful crossing of the Sahara. The current model of conservation for the Montagu’s Harrier in Andalucía entails a high number of failures during the breeding season. A ...
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/ Save the Montagu's Harrier
Our main conservation project and commitment for Montagu’s Harrier had a difficult year due the severe cold and wet spring of 2018. Planted crops suffered, spaces made suitable for breeding pairs suffered and hence the number of successful pairs was ...
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/ Save the Montagu's Harrier
It is pleasing to present the latest news update on our Montagu’s Harrier project. As you will read, the project has expanded to include an area near to Benalup in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment. The project has ...
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Sources for Life Project
As mentioned in a previous article in our ABS Magazine, the project “Restoring water points, creating sources of life” is a conservation project for fauna in general, particularly amphibian wildlife, whose scope of action is within the boundaries of the ...
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/ Sources for Life
As we have explained in a previous article, the project "Restoring water points, creating "Sources for Life" is a conservation project for fauna in general, particularly amphibian wildlife, whose scope of action is Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. In that ...
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/ Sources for Life
Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is an authentic hot spot for biodiversity despite its small size. As an interesting fact, its surface corresponds to only 0.6 percent of the total area of Andalucía. However, in this small natural park, you ...
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/ Sources for Life
Conserving the Barn Owl (under review)
The Barn Owl Project Certainly across most of Europe this species is struggling to cope with changing agricultural practices and the vulnerability it has from a consequence of taking to hunting roadside margins for voles and other small mammals. Throughout ...
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La Covache Project
Step by step, but not as fast as we would like, SALARTE keeps working to recover Trocadero Island. Working in a marshland that the responsible authorities ignore, every week we are challenged by new obstacles which have to be overcome ...
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/ La Covache
Since February 2016, which finalised Salarte’s period of management of Isla la Covacha, the members of this NGO [non governmental organisation] have not ceased to look for alliances for the reconstruction of the sluice gates and boundary walls damaged in ...
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/ La Covache
Approximately 2.500 years ago, when humans discovered that they could transform the marshland, they learnt to use the tides towards their benefit, such as producing marine salt and estuary fish. Thus, they were unknowingly providing optimum conditions for the environment ...
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/ La Covache
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