On April 21, the AmBioBlitz Biodiversity marathon event held at the University of Almería, took place for another year with the participation, as every year, of the Oasys MiniHollywood theme park.
Both the Department of Education and the Department of Conservation of the Oasys park were present at this event, holding a workshop with students from the different schools in the province of Almería.
In the workshop called ¨Feather and Flight¨ a presentation was made on the ¨in situ¨ Conservation Project of the Ganga Ortega (Pterocles orientalis) carried out by the Oasys MiniHollywood Park, the Junta de Andalucía and Olivos Araújo, which with the captive breeding of this critically endangered species in the province of Almería, tries to increase the number of specimens of this precious species doomed to disappear due to the action of man and destruction of its natural habitat, for a possible release and reintroduction in the habitat from which they originate under controlled conditions after an acclimatization process.
The university campus hosted one of the largest science events in the province, where CECOUAL, in joint collaboration with different researchers, environmental professionals, students, as well as Oasys MiniHollywood, tried to teach the public the different ecosystems and their species.
The coordinators of the Department of Education explained to the students the entire process of breeding, feeding, nest formation, plumage, and the development process of the young animals until they became adults and were incorporated into the project.
The students also learned to differentiate the food necessary for the correct development of the birds, the preparation of their nests, and the difficulty of obtaining food in the wild.
One of the fundamental pillars of the Oasys MiniHollywood Education Department is education in the Environment and the Conservation of species, something that constitutes an essential task for the survival of Biodiversity. At the Oasys MiniHollywood park we have more than 80 captive breeding programs for threatened or critically endangered species.
Once again, Oasys MiniHollywood participates in the cultural and educational development of the province of Almería.