Through the use of camera trapping techniques and on behalf of Acciónatura, Minuartia is monitoring the use of two wildlife passages that have been built in the BV-5001 road as it passes the biological corridor.
The foundation Acciónatura is responsible for restoring, managing and maintaining the Can Fenosa biological corridor, which was created to facilitate the movements of animals between the coastal mountain range and the River Besòs, on land belonging to the Cobega company in the industrial areas of the towns Can Buscarons (Montornès del Vallès) and Martorelles. More information about the project can be found by clicking on this link.
In spring 2011, the following species were found to have used the passages: Montpellier snake (Malpolon monspessulanus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), beech marten (Martes foina), genet (Genetta genetta) and rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Other species that have been reported travelling along the biological corridor are badger (Meles meles) and wild boar (Sus scrofa). These preliminary data indicate that, although only a short time has passed since the biological corridor was created, the wildlife have responded positively to these kinds of measures to restore connectivity in areas affected by habitat fragmentation, when they are planned and implemented correctly.