LIFE LxAquila challenges citizens to become Eagles Ambassadors


Photography: Tim Ellis


The LIFE LxAquila project launched in May a challenge to the community, under the motto “Be an Ambassador of the Eagles”, which consists of taking an oath of flag, through the SPEA website, in order to commit to helping protect the endangered Bonelli’s Eagle, which lives in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in an unusual situation.

This is a generally elusive species, but in this region they live exceptionally close to people, which makes them especially vulnerable.

LIFE LxAquila aims to reduce threats such as illegal use of poison and the risk of fire

What, after all, does this help consist of? The Eagles Ambassadors undertake not to disclose the location of nests, to keep their distance so as not to disturb these birds, to denounce possible crimes against the environment and to be ambassadors of the species to their friends, colleagues and family members.

In order to reward their dedication to the cause, the ambassadors will receive, by email, news about the “behind the scenes” of the project, information about the eagles and, also, tips and advice to safeguard the eagles and the environment on which we all depend.

With the help of the community, the LIFE LxAquila project aims to reduce threats such as the illegal use of poison and the risk of fire, thus also ensuring public health and the well-being of people.

If you are interested in participating in the project and in safeguarding the Bonelli’s Eagle, you can visit SPEA’s official website to be part of this help and watch live the nest in Tapada de Mafra.

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