This morning, Portugal Wildscapes accompanied the return to nature of an Iberian Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), in Alcaria Ruiva, municipality of Mértola. Before being released, a GPS transmitter financed by the Portugal Wildscapes Conservation Fund was installed in his back.

This Iberian Imperial Eagle male was found in early March in Moura with 14 flares, in poor condition. During two and a half months it had an impressive recovery, thanks to the efforts of the LXCras team.

In a partnership with the National Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests – Guadiana Valley Nature Park, Portugal Wildscapes is contributing to the study of the species. A datalogger was installed on it, which transmits its geographical position in real time, allowing ICNF technicians to monitor its movements and thus analyse its dispersal habits.

This is an important conservation measure that allows us to deepen our knowledge of the species’ ecology and also to detect the death of individuals at an early stage (and thus be able to identify the cause and prevent further losses).

This is the second Iberian Imperial Eagle released with a gps transmitter funded by the Portugal Wildscapes Conservation Fund.

Soon we will give news about the location of the other released Iberian Imperial Eagle!

Find out more about the conservation project for Iberian Imperial eagle and other initiatives supported by Portugal Wildscapes.