Torrox students save white owls with ‘Wise Wings

Owl Takeover Image: Torrox Town Hall

TORROX‘s IES Alfaguar Institute launches ‘Wise Wings,’ a project involving the care and reintroduction of white owls to combat their declining population. Under Biology teacher Carlos Castillo’s guidance, fourth-year students nurture two male chicks, Abul and Abe, on the institute’s rooftop.

Community Impact

Mayor Óscar Medina emphasises the project’s educational and conservation benefits, stressing the importance of engaging children in environmental efforts. Student involvement from project preparation to daily care promotes a sense of ownership and connection to the owls.

Project Overview

The project aims to not only provide biology lessons but also contribute to the conservation of a species vital for ecosystem balance. Torrox Town Hall and IES Alfaguar commend student enthusiasm and hope for the project’s continuity to aid in the white owl population’s recovery. This collaborative effort sets a precedent for future conservation projects, demonstrating the impact of community involvement in safeguarding biodiversity.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!


    • Brian

      22 May 2024 • 10:22

      Are these what are known as Barn Owls in UK?

      • John Smith

        22 May 2024 • 10:35

        Good question Brian and we understand that these are Snowy Owls.

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