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Barbary partridge population set for another boost

Barbary Partridges 13-01-18 (Photo John Bugeja) Continued success of the Barbary Partridge re-population programme.Nearly 300 young partridges were brought over from breeders in Morocco

The Gibraltar Government will release more Barbary Partridges later this year as part of its ongoing re-population programme.

The initial programme started in 2014 with the importation of 270 Barbary Partridges.

The next year a further 37 birds were released, followed by 44 more in 2016.

Last year there were an additional 45 birds released in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.