The Monticello centre

The Monticello centre was created towards the end of the 1970's. It is a private body which specializes in breeding threatened species of birds and studying their eco-ethology.
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Housed species

Monticello Centre has about forty outside aviaries which have been specially designed to house pairs of owls and to encourage breeding; it also breeds several species of sea ducks.
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housed species

Monticello Centre has about forty outside aviaries which have been specially designed to house pairs of owls and to encourage breeding; it also breeds several species of sea ducks.
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Housed species

Monticello Centre has about forty outside aviaries which have been specially designed to house pairs of owls and to encourage breeding; it also breeds several species of sea ducks.
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The Center
The Monticello Reproduction Centre is set in an estate, which dates back to the 1850’s, of about 5.5 hectares, completely closed in by walls. There is a ‘mansion’ on the estate where part of the teaching activities will take place and where there are areas set aside for storage,...
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D.R.O.C. Project - Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project
In 1999, Rolf Krahe, President of the S.C.R.O. (Society for the Conservation and Research on Owls), signed an important project with the Dominican government for the conservation of 4 species of nocturnal birds of prey endemic to the island: the Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops); the Hispaniola Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus domingensis); the...
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Experimental release of Black Stork young hatched in captivity
As with other conservation projects for threatened species, various centres and institutions at a European level took action to create a programme of breeding in captivity with the aim of obtaining individuals suitable for release, thus guaranteeing potential support for the population currently present in the wild.
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Activity
Didactic activities
Following what is now a well-established collaboration with the Museo Civico/Civic Museum of Lentate sul Seveso, a series of initiatives have been...