The “Cadí-Moixeró” Natural Park receives an European award

The Natural Park in the Pyrenees has excelled in the conservation of the Mountain Grey Partridge and other hunted species. The park managers have implemented the Quality Standards of the European Federation of Parks, which has given the park the award.


August 18, 2010 07:15 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- The Europarc Federation has recognised the Catalan Natural Park, Cadí-Moixeró, with its award for the magement and improvement of the habitat of the Mountain Grey Partridge and other hunted species by cleaning the woods of bushes. The award recognises the efforts from the Park managers to improve the habitat of this species in the framework of a trans-border project along the Pyrenees. The project aims to protect the mountain gallinaceous birds. The conservation action has been undergone by applying the European Federation of Parks’ Quality Standards of 2009. This protocol sets the different variables that need to be taken into account when preserving a natural habitat or a species.

The awarded actions were performed in 2008 and 2009 in the hunting reserve of the Catalan counties of La Cerdanya and l’Alt Urgell. The place has a difficult access due to the massive presence of bushes. For this reason, a cleaning action to reduce the density of the bushes was been performed across 8.5 hectares when the breeding season of the Mountain Grey Partridge ended.

The action aims to preserve and improve the living habitat of the Mountain Grey Partridge, which despite not being very well known, has a great value for mountain ecosystems.

The award ceremony was held in Segorde, in Valencia, during the 16th Europarc Congress.