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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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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Reintroduction of the Ural Owl in the Austrian Alps
While in Eastern Europe and in the northern areas of Scandinavia and Siberia, the Ural Owl cannot be considered rare, in its more western distribution area (Eastern Italian Alps, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic), the species became practically extinct at the beginning of the last century. In 1970, the first reintroduction project was...
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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...