THE installation of a new feeding ground on the La Trapa estate in Majorca has led to the return of the black vulture to the surrounding area of the Serra Tramuntana mountain range.
The local environmental organisation GOB, said yesterday that the initiative has proved so successful, they are considering establishing a breeding ground on the estate.
The feeding ground has been funded by the CAM savings bank with the aim of opening up the area to a wide range of species of vulture and kites once common in Majorca and the Western Mediterranean.
Over recent years, the black vulture has begun to flourish again in various areas of the Tramuntana, especially in the north.
But, the appearance of black vultures and kites on the La Trapa estate to the south of the mountains is, according to GOB, a very exciting and encouraging break through in the bid to further increase the black vulture population and secure its future here in Majorca.