The City Council of Santander has launched a new campaign by the Municipal Gull Control Program to reduce the breeding population of these birds and avoid problems and the inconvenience they create when nesting on rooftops and terraces. This was announced this Sunday in a statement by environmental adviser Margarita Rojo, who recalled that the program is held every year from May to August. coincides with the reproductive period from seagulls.
Consists of removal of discovered nests in different parts of the city, a deterrent measure as the removal of nests prevents breeding pairs from raising their young. He explained that the working group in charge of the program is doing well. at the request of the owners who report the presence of these birds on their rooftops, either by finding the nests themselves or by looking at locations in previous years.
First, proceed to the removal of nests, to to avoid the birth of eggs and subsequently control is carried out to make sure they don’t nest again and remove new eggs if necessary.
The councilor from Santander specified that the cooperation of citizens is important for this campaign to achieve good results, and for this, several channels were activated so that residents can report the existence of nests and request their removal, which is free of charge. Request for services and collection of notices is carried out by mobile phones 628266310 and 622505384, as well as through any of the communication channels with the City Council.
Rojo asked for help from all those citizens who identify problems, since this will largely determine the receipt of optimal results. The gull population control campaign began in 2005. and since then it has been maintained every year, achieving a global reduction in breeding pairs identified in the city. The control is based on preventing the introduction of new breeders into the population due to declining birth rates, and therefore it is important to maintain the program annually.
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