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The Mediterranean is the home of several hundred bird species, some of which occur exclusively in this climatic zone.

Birds have always fascinated and captivated humankind’s imagination. Their beauty and their song, as well as their power of flight have inspired humankind throughout the millennia. Their aesthetic, recreational, social and economic value is now recognized worldwide.

Birds know no boundaries and they play an important part in nature’s ecosystems. They are also good indicators of the health of the environment. In spite of all this it has also been humankind who throughout the years has threatened their existence.