PLANS have been agreed to help the recovery of certain endangered species of native birds in the Valencian Community. The marsh harrier and marbles teal both depend on wetland or marshy environments of which there are several across the community.
The measures used are primarily restoring these environments, conserving the existing areas, monitoring known breeding pairs as well as research and education. The initial goal is to move the birds from their current “endangered” status to that of “vulnerable”. Areas where the creatures are found include the Pego-Oliva marshes, the Santa Pola Salines and Valencia’s L’Albufera lakes and wetlands.14