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The Cantabrian Capercaillie LIFE + project's main objective is to halt the decline of this subspecies (Tetrao urogallus cantabricus) endemic to the Iberian Peninsula and promote recovery. Specifically, the program seeks to ensure a favorable conservation status of the Cantabrian capercaillie habitats through restoration and enhancement activities, promote reproductive success and survival of adults, and social awareness and public participation, increasing knowledge about subspecies and its habitat.

Within the project, you can realize the following objectives:

  1. Promote actions of restoration and improvement of the Cantabrian capercaillie habitat in the 16 Special Protection Areas (SPAs) included in its range in the Cantabrian mountains.
  2. Reducing the impact of predation on the species and competition with other herbivores.
  3. Define and implement a captive breeding program and create a genetic pool of the subspecies.
  4. Strengthen existing Cantabrian capercaillie populations with captive bred.
  5. Compatible traditional uses in the Cantabrian mountains to the conservation of the subspecies.6. To disseminate the project results and establish programs for environmental education and awareness, providing knowledge of the Cantabrian capercaillie and their habitat.