Lightsource bp Partners with CSIC to Study Lesser Kestrel Habitat Use in Andalusia

Lightsource bp Partners with CSIC to Study Lesser Kestrel Habitat Use in Andalusia

(IN BRIEF) In a collaborative effort, Lightsource bp has teamed up with scientists from the CSIC Biological Station in Spain to conduct a groundbreaking study on the habitat use of Lesser Kestrels in Andalusia. Nine kestrels have been equipped with GPS devices to track their movements across varying land uses, including solar farms. This year-long study, based in Seville, aims to shed light on how different land uses affect the distribution and behavior of these migratory birds. The partnership with CSIC underscores Lightsource bp’s commitment to environmental research and conservation, aligning with their broader initiatives to protect local fauna through innovative practices like installing pollinator hives and nesting boxes.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 25-May-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Lightsource bp has signed a collaboration agreement with scientists from the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Biological Station in Spain to support a scientific study on the habitat use of the Lesser Kestrel in Andalusia. The objective of the project is to analyse the relationship between theses migratory birds and different land uses, including solar farms.

Nine Lesser Kestrels have been tagged with a GPS device to monitor how different land use impact the distribution of the species and its movement patterns. The study, which has been carried out in Seville since spring 2024, will last one year, with the possibility of being extended annually, depending on the results of this first phase.

The CISC is the largest public research institution in Spain and the seventh in the world, with more than 5,000 projects underway each year. The study, in collaboration with this prestigious scientific institution, is an important opportunity for Lightsource bp to actively contribute to research.

This project is one of many environmental initiatives supported by Lightsource bp. The company also supports the protection of local fauna by installing hives for pollinator species, nesting boxes for birds and insect hotels.

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