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Environmental field trip of the students of Master's Degree in Biodiversity, landscapes and sustainable management

They visited the facilities of the raptor theme park managed by biologist Luis Lezana.

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Joe McBride and Luis Lezana with a bird of prey.
PHOTO: Enrique Baquero
03/06/14 17:15 Laura Latorre

The students of the Master's Degree in Biodiversity, Landscapes and Sustainable management and of the subject "Biodiversity and its Conservation" of the School of Sciences visited the facilities of Tierra Rapaz, the thematic-scientific park specialized in birds of prey, managed by the biologist Luis Lezana, former student and partner, in Calahorra (La Rioja).

In the visit participated the 29 students (11 from Master's Degree and 18 from subject), the Navarra professors Enrique Baquero, Rafael Miranda and Eva Montilla and Visiting Professor Joe McBride, from the University of California, Berkeley, who teaches the part corresponding to Urban Landscape.

Tierra Rapaz was born with an educational vision, with conservationist and scientific purposes. "We collaborate with the University of Navarra in the research of bird behavior to obtain new techniques that allow the reintroduction of the species in their natural habitat," explains Lezana. "Specifically, we are working on improving reproduction techniques and techniques for release and adaptation to the environment."

According to the main manager, "the business is focused on schools and universities, because of its character researcher and cutting-edge technology in terms of raptor science". "In addition, in the near future we will be doing demonstrations linked to the knowledge of these animals."