The Common Kestrel and the Barn Owl feed on rodents (among other prey), and thus are able to aid farmers in dealing with pests, and allowing them to reduce the use of pesticides.
In the past 3 decades, an outstanding cooperation has developed between Tel-Aviv University, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and farmers throughout the country. Since 2007 it has been regarded a National Project.
In the past few years, the project has expanded rapidly, and nowadays there is unprecedented cooperation between Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian farmers, to promote the use of Barn Owls and Kestrels as biological pest control agents in agriculture.
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