It is the smallest owl found in Europe. It lives in old forests containing dying and dead trees. It lives a secretive lifestyle, easier to hear than to spot.
Did you know that pygmy owls are fed by the male during their first period of life?
By symbolically adopting an animal, you are supporting WWF’s efforts to strengthen conservation and continue the recovery of this species.
By cutting down old stands of trees, especially coniferous ones, owls lose their homes and hunting territories. Cutting down trees during the breeding season also reduces the species.
Natural threats to the pygmy owl include the presence of an eagle owl or a hawk. It is worth knowing, however, that increased tourist traffic may also threaten this species. Human presence related to tourism displaces animals from their traditional habitats.
Modernization of roads and creation of new ones interferes with areas reserved for wildlife and disturbs the peace.