PICOS DE EUROPA
The area of action focuses on several Natura 2000 spaces, SPA ES0000003* – ES1200009 – ES1200001 – ES0000198 – ES4130003* – ES0000248
The Cantabrian mountain range runs parallel to the northern coast of the peninsula, from the Pyrenees to the NW corner. It reaches its greatest relevance in the Picos de Europa National Park (ES0000003), which in turn is surrounded by five Natura 2000 sites. Here too, the Bearded Vulture was eliminated in the mid-20th century.
The area is well conserved, with many optimal sectors for the species. Food is abundant, both wild (Chamois, Roe Deer, Red Deer 6.3 ind/Km², Wild Boar) and livestock (mainly goats and sheep).
In 2014 the FCQ started a Bearded Vulture reintroduction project (LIFE NAT/ES/000322) and today there are 3 nesting pairs (2022). There are also 241-272 pairs of griffon vultures, 31-34 of Egyptian vultures and 25-27 of golden eagles.