Help save the shearwaters: the Government of the Balearic Islands asks for the collaboration of citizens

Help save the shearwaters: the Government of the Balearic Islands asks for the collaboration of citizens

Help save the shearwaters: The Government of the Balearic Islands has requested the collaboration of citizens. Credit: Government of the Balearic Islands

The residents of the Balearic Islands have been asked to help save the shearwaters, since the chicks can become disoriented and end up in urban areas.

The Government of the Balearic Islands has asked the public for their collaboration in rescuing the shearwater chicks (Puffinus mauretanicus), a type of seabird that breeds on islets and cliffs in isolated and unpopulated areas.

During the month of July, some chicks become disoriented by artificial lights on the coast and end up in urban areas, putting them at risk of being hit by vehicles and making them more vulnerable to predators such as cats.

The Species Protection Service has begun distributing posters with information about the problem and instructions on how to help save shearwaters if chicks are found. They recommend calling 112 and keeping the bird in a ventilated cardboard box without feeding it, being careful with its beak when picking it up. If the animal is a dead animal, the information is still important and should be reported. This will help authorities identify critical areas.

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