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First evidence of reproduction of pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) in Spain

In June 2019, IREC participated in the discovery of a nest of pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) in the province of Palencia, during a period of high abundance of Vole. This finding is the first evidence of breeding of this species in...

On the wild

The authors of this letter (Margalida, a. & Mateo, r. 2019 Science 363: 1161) want to clarify that, in this publication, the appointment concerning the wild is based on the information previously published by other authors (Gutiérrez & Masero 2018, Nature 431: 560) and the...

WildEpi-9: a unique hands-on training on wildlife diseases

The ninth edition of the course of IREC "Epidemiology and CONTROL health of the wildlife" (or WildEpi-9) will be held in November of 2019 and 2020 March. This practical course in English language for international participation, offers specialized training in epidemiology...

CICARC: a project for the future to protect by all

From 1 to 3 July has had place the first Iberian Congress of applied science to the hunting resources (www.cicarc.es) on the Campus of the Royal City of the University of Castilla - La Mancha and you had to Research Institute on....

Publications

Protect African vultures from poison

Of the 16 species of vultures in the Old World, 81% are globally threatened or nearly threatened. Most of these species are declining, particularly in Asia and Africa, mainly due to anthropogenic activities such as the illegal use of poisons. In Africa during the...

Weasels respond numerically to fluctuations in vole abundance but do not cause vole cycles in NW Spain

During the past 10 years, researchers IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), the University of Valladolid and the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) have studied the numerical response of the common Weasel (Mustela nivalis) fluctuations in the abundance of the Vole (Microtus arvalis) in...

Selection of new chemicals to be used in conditioned aversion for non-lethal predation control

Globally, predators and scavengers species suffer the threat for the illegal use of poison to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife. The use of the conditioned Aversion to the taste (ACS) can help mitigate these conflicts. The ACS...

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of tick cells

Genomics, proteomics and biotechnology group integrated into the Group of health and biotechnology (wise) IREC has been described as the intracellular bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of tick cells. In particular, Ap works by increasing the expression...

Moving towards the estimation of density of wild boar: Camera traps and rate of motion

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a widely distributed throughout Europe. In addition, it is characterized by its high relevance social and epidemiological, mainly for her role as reservoir in diseases shared as tuberculosis or African swine fever. In this sense, have estimates...

Disclosure

IREC took part in the feast of the end of course in Ciudad Real

IREC participated on June 27 at the end of course party for children that took place in the main square of Ciudad Real with identification of traces of animals, identification of skulls and study workshops of the...

Documentary research in health and biotechnology Sage Group

This program will put in value the Sage Group, a group of health and biotechnology research located in Ciudad Real and belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the University of Castilla - La Mancha (UCLM). And is that without research does not...

Video: health emergencies in wild boar

This video is of a health emergency drill, carried out in collaboration between IREC and EUFMD in January of 2019. It shows how to react to the appearance of the first case, with taking and sending of samples. Also presents the delimitation of the infected area and...

Hunting: A key tool for overabundance control

In our society increasingly remote from rural areas, hunting is strongly questioned. It is foreseeable that this situation evolves to worse as the number of hunters decreases (Massei et al., 2015) and the animalistic thought gains adepts (Boadella and Gortázar, 2018)....
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