The quebrantahuesos is a bird of prey whose name has his origin in the fact that to feed takes the bones that goes finding and elevates them to big heights, moment in which the loose with the aim that they split and of this form can feed with them.
The case is that it treats of a species in danger of extinction to such an extent that in Spain, one of his reductos main, there was practically disappeared around the middle of the 20th century, and in the rest of Europe the situation also was worsening year after year.
Nevertheless, the effort for going back to repoblar the Iberian peninsula with the quebrantahuesos is giving his fruits in the actuality, although it fits to stand out that by the moment can not launch bells to the flight. Even so it treats of the country of all Europe with a main number in his census, achieving a total of 130 couples. The problem is that UNTIL THE DATE so only have achieved distribute by the zone of the Pyrenees, which means that the effort has to continue until achieving repoblar again other Iberian mountainous systems.
The managers of the last 10 years of efforts and attainments are the pertaining to the Foundation for the Conservation of the Quebrantahuesos, which have been working duramente to attain that nowadays we have a small hope that this animal species go back again to surcar our airs.
Between the distinct reasons by which considers that they finished disappearing can stand out mainly the hunting and the utilisation of dangerous poisons.
It is necessary to take into account that the quebrantahuesos is beside the bear pardo and to the lynx some of the most characteristic species of the Spanish fauna at the same time that they also are those that have suffered more the effect of the hand of the man, being all they still in direct threat.
On the other hand also it fits to stand out that the Ministry of Agriculture, Feeding and Environment has carried out a protocol through the cual a total of 13 autonomous communities will collaborate to achieve that the quebrantahuesos have a new opportunity. Of go in said autonomous communities find Catalonia, Madrid, Basque Country, Galicia, Asturias, Andalucia, Murcia, Cantabria, The Rioja, Aragon, Castile and Leon, Castile-La Mancha and Navarra.
Thanks to this, the aim is that the quebrantahuesos do not remain terminated so only to the zone of the Pyrenees, but it go back again to those communities where historically always has had his home.
Also it fits to stand out that until the moment all these initiatives are following with a lot of success, in addition to that expects a next collaboration with France to improve the strategy that will allow the recovery.
Beyond all doubt we are in front of a big news that, although it is not new, at least the results if we are beginning them to see in the actuality, and the fact that so much the Spanish communities like distinct countries join to this project definitely does us have a main hope to be able to recover this species that never had to disappear of our mountains.