Antonio Martinez next to special monitoring device for rutting.
Antonio Martinez next to special monitoring device for rutting.

The device is developed in collaboration with the SEPRONA of the Civil Guard and the Police Unit Board.

The Board has set up a special monitoring device in the Sierra de los Filabres to prevent poaching during the time of the rutting deer. In this work control, carried out the clock, Agents involved Service Environment, a hunting technician and three wardens in coordination with the Nature Protection Service of the Civil Guard and the Police Unit Board.

It was found that in the rutting deer acts of poaching increase. Poachers often take this time to bring down their pieces easily, since animals are in their reproductive cycle that makes clump together and are easily discovered. Also, Deer have a developed antlers that give more value on the illegal market.

The deer population is around Almeria 2000 copies and enclaves as The Chortal (Gérgal), the Orapla (Pannier) o Barrancones (Bacares) They are ideal places to hear the bellowing or even witness a fight between males. The delegate of Environment and Spatial Planning, Antonio Martinez, He has stated that 'every year more nature tourists want to witness this spectacle in Filabres and there are several local companies that offer tours and excursions with specialized guides'.

The delegate also referred to the steps taken in recent years by the Board of Andalusia in relation to the sport hunting of the Sierra de Los Filabres' which has become one of the most valued Andalusian spaces in the national and international context big game, an activity with an important economic impact on the region '. Martinez has stated that all revenue from this activity are reinvested into the natural environment through the implementation of management and monitoring tasks, improve habitats, arrangements roads, planting and other activities for the management of enclosed spaces.