Biological pest control using Barn Owls and Kestrels

The biological pest control project using Barn Owls and Kestrels effectively reduces the use of poisons by farmers in their battle against rodents and other pests.

 

More than 3,000 (!) nesting boxes have been erected all over the country for the Barn Owls and the Kestrels. The professional team of the project monitors the Barn Owls and Kestrels in the nesting boxes, rings them and follows them. This helps the farmers immensely.  The project also conducts instructional programs for the farming community.

 

The project, which was initiated by the birding centers in cooperation with Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, has now become a highly successful national project.

 

The Arab sector in Israel has also begun to work with the Barn Owls, overcoming the traditional belief that Barn Owls bring bad luck.  There has also been cooperation with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

 
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