21 Nov, 2020 @ 15:45
1 min read

A real hoot as owls help fight pests that attack crops on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Barn Owls

FIVE Barn owls have been introduced to a Marina Alta farming community on the Costa Blanca.

It’s part of a major initiative to enhance the local flora and fauna.

The village of Jesus Pobre, two kilometres from Gata de Gorgos, is involved in the project to restore species that are vital to farming ecosystems.

That includes the barn owls who are seen as a useful way of combatting pests that destroy crops.

It means that farmers will be able to rely less on using chemical insecticides.

Nesting boxes will be put up near to farmland to encourage kestrels, bats, and red-tailed scrub robins to choose the area as a home.

Population monitoring is planned to check out the success of the initiative.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Salvador Illa
Previous Story

Majority of Spain to receive coronavirus vaccine by July 2021, says health minister

Whatsapp Image 2020 11 20 At 09 46 41
Next Story

Frying high! Michelin star cook Dani Garcia cooks from top of Spain’s La Concha mountain for charity

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press