Thanks for the links and extra info… What a fantastic place this forum is to learn about stuff!
One other thing I don’t understand is that Spain has millions and millions of hectares protected as national. natural and biosphere reserves so it just doesn’t make sense what has happened to the turtle dove or any other species in Iberia really…
Quoting from Clive’s recent entry about biospheres in Spain on his website… 12 percent of the country is protected on a level much higher than even national park (As Clive points out in the article many natural parks are within the limits of the biosphere reserve)
The World Network of Biosphere Reserves currently has 714 sites in 129 countries all over the world. Spain now has a total of 52 biosphere reserves, confirming its leadership as the country with the largest number of these protected spaces in the world. The Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves now occupies more than 6 million hectares, or 12% of the national territory, in which close to 2 million people live.
Then add to that the protected areas that are NOT within a biosphere reserve!
It begs the question as to why hunting of these species been allowed in protected areas?
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by .