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IREC studies the rubbish that contaminates the important bird areas in Spain

The diagnostic Institute of environmental and water studies (IDAEA) of the CSIC and the IREC participate in the free project that launches SEO-BirdLife in Alliance Ecoembes. Researchers from the IDAEA and IREC will carry out the study of contaminants environmental 140...

New research project on the situation of the Egyptian mongoose in Castilla - La Mancha

A new research project, led by IREC and IESA, researchers studied the situation of populations of Mongoose in Castilla - La Mancha, their ecological relations and the perception of the species from certain sectors. The project is funded by the Board of...

IREC participates in the working group on soaring birds organised by AESA

Organized by the State of Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the past on October 18 was held in the Ministry of public works the first specific meeting of the Working Group of large soaring to address the problem of the collision of vultures with aircraft...

IREC receives Caracola Award XXXIV

El IREC recibirá el Premio Caracola a la Defensa de la Caza 2017 en la XXXIV gala de los Premios Caracola que entrega la revista Caza y Safaris – CazaWonke.com. El acto tendrá lugar el día 22 de septiembre de 2018, a las 13:00...

Publications

Tick parasitism in the Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise in the Maamora forest, Morocco

The h-bombs in general and ectoparasites have particular potential to regulate the dynamics of host populations. In this context, this study evaluates the parasitation tick in a population of tortoise (Testudo graeca) in the northeast of Morocco, in the...

Evaluation of methods to monitor wild mammals on Mediterranean farmland

Managers need methods to monitor wild populations, who have the best possible balance between cost and accuracy. Monitoring is particularly important to determine population density and species richness, as key parameters for decision-making...

High prevalence and intensity of Stephanurus dentatus in a population of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in south western Spain

In the period from October 2016 and February 2017, urinary tracts of 390 feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in four areas of the Centre-South of Spain (102 of the Doñana National Park, 150 of the Sierra Morena and Montes de Toledo; 84 of...)

Body proportions for the facilitation of walking, running and flying: the case of partridges

Predation is one of the most important forces of natural selection. Species which are dams can optimize foraging behavior and escape predators according to their mobility that is conditioned by the body proportions. Increases with age, the...

Dietary canthaxanthin reduces xanthophyll uptake and red coloration in adult red-legged partridges

Supplementation with canthaxanthin is a common practice in commercial feed that according to this study would be counterproductive to the objective pursued. Carotenoids give color to animal signs that often are the product of sexual selection. Learn about the mechanisms involved...

Disclosure

The evolution of hares in the Iberian Peninsula

This book was developed as part of the disclosure of the ECOMITO project (funded by the Foundation for science and technology). In a didactic way, including games, describes the evolutionary history of the Iberian Peninsula Hare and familiarizes the reader...

Lead poisoning in birds

Poisoning due to the ingestion of lead in wild birds ammunition is known in Europe since the end of the 19th century. Since then are numerous studies to know its impact on different groups of birds, especially waterfowl and...

IREC participates in informative talks of ECONAMA in Malagón

The Association for the study and conservation of the Navas Malagon (ECONAMA), in collaboration with the municipality of Malagón, will organize a few informative lectures on a regular basis in the context of the Sciences of nature and the environment in the...

2018 Science week

"On the occasion of the week of science, of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the Research Institute in resources Cinegéticos (IREC), will maintain a permanent on-site one week exhibition from the" Tuesday 13 to the...

IREC participates in the "Museum of Science for a day" of Ciudad Real

Of IREC have participated in the "Museum of science for a day" initiative organized by ManchaArte and the scientific and critical thinking Association last Friday, November 9, 2018. With this activity in the week of the...
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