INAUGURATION OF THE CENTER OF NATURE AND FAUX VIMFERRI
On May 1 we inaugurated a new center of wildlife in Juneda. The center, annexed to the facilities of the Granja Escola la Manreana, is named Centro de Natura y Fauna Vimferri.
With the collaboration of the City Council of Juneda and the Economic Support of the Diputació de Lleida and La Caixa, we have been able to carry out a long-established project longed for.
From the beginning, our vocation to learn and take care of animals has been well marked. We have everything in the farm and the pet room. In addition, we coexist and work with them in the day to day work of the farm and the workshops.
In the case of horses, we add an important social element since we use them to work on equestrian therapies at the Manresa Foundation.
This time we wanted to take a step further and get into the world of wildlife. But what we were looking for was to do it in a way in which, apart from being able to enjoy and learn from this diversity of fauna that we have in our territory, we could do it by helping these animal species and participating actively in their recovery and its conservation.
For this reason we decided to collaborate with the Department of the Environment creating a center that welcomes the unrecoverable animals of the various fauna recovery centers of Catalonia. And that these animals could live here in the best conditions and at the same time we could learn from them and we could understand the importance of preserving them and taking care of them.
The new center is located inside the school grounds even though it is separated and well defined. This new facility is closed and protected because it houses wild animals, which can not be exposed to the public all day as with those on the farm.
The animals housed in the center can be birds, reptiles and native mammals, from the Vallcalent Fauna Recovery Center or from other centers of Catalonia with the same recognition. These animals are unrecoverable. Therefore, they can not be released to nature again for physical reasons (sequel or injury), or adaptation (for example because they are puppies that had to go up with a bottle and are already accustomed to people) .
Our intention is that these animals find in the center optimal conditions for living, as close as possible to those who are living in freedom.
Likewise, we want to collaborate on all the projects that are within our possibilities, such as captive breeding projects; Behavioral studies of some species; etc. Always counting on the approval of the Department of the Environment.
On the other hand, in the educational sphere, we will take care that we take care of these animals so that children and the general public can learn and enjoy these wild animals so difficult to observe in freedom. At the same time, we will try to motivate everyone in respect for autochthonous fauna and for the environment in general.
We will also offer our facilities to people who carry out university studies and / or research of these animal species that we will receive.
The center is divided into enclosures of various sizes depending on the species that you have to live in. It has facilities for daines, deer, roe deer, muleons, Hispanic goats, wild boars, teji, marmots, foxes, genets, fagines, vultures, turtles, frogs and all kinds of birds of prey (eagles, dukes, milans , kestrels, hawks, owls, shots …)
The center also consists of a classroom of nature where we will do the workshops and we will have all the information about the various animals in the center. In addition, in this nature classroom we can see projected images of the live owl nest and more cameras are being prepared to see other interesting and hidden corners of the center.
Concluding, to emphasize our priority that is the Environmental Education. We think it is very important that everyone and especially children learn about and appreciate our natural heritage. Only in this way will we manage to conserve and improve the state of flora and fauna of Catalonia and the entire planet.
And we also believe that the center can become an important added value for Juneda and we hope you enjoy them all.
VISITES PUBLIC GENERAL
Minimum price per group: 50€
Groups of at least 10 people and maximum 20.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 2 shifts (from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
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