Monday, May 21, 2018

Spain’s government agrees to whale corridor to protect species’ migratory route

Stretching from the Balearics to the eastern coastlines of Catalunya and Valencia, the 45,000 square kilometre corridor will become a protected area allowing fin whale to migrant to their north Mediterranean feeding grounds in peace.

Protests held over contaminated ‘brown water’ on Mallorca beach

A GROUP of neighbours has protested over contamination of one of the island’s most popular bathing spots. Dozens held up placards to demand action after...

The farmers who cried wolf

A new law is being drafted to give cash to farmers whose animals are being killed by the wolves that have returned to Madrid

Decision to be made on King of Spain’s WWF presidency

King Juan Carlos' hunting activities have caused concern among WWF members

When the heavens opened: How 48 hours of torrential rain left the Costa del Sol a disaster zone

Clean up operation gets underway after millions of flood damage leaves Costa del Sol battered

Spain is not doing enough to combat climate change as globe reaches ‘point of no return’

It currently ranks at 21st out of the 28 countries of Europe in its policies to combat climate change.

Spain to be hit by 15-year ‘megadroughts’ by the end of the century

A 15-year megadrought would likely decimate Spain’s crops, risking long-lasting economic consequences

Torrential rain warning issued for Costa del Sol

A yellow warning has been issued for much of the coast

EXCLUSIVE: Estepona composting plant exposes 10,000 residents to pollution

Controversial composting plant will affect 10,000 people

Firefighters tackle massive blaze as fire rips through Mallorca endangering residents

Some 60 properties were evacuated as a precaution as the fire spread from the Coll de Siller area having been caused by electrical faults in a nearby substation. 

British bird lover walks length of Spain to help save turtle doves

Jonny Rankin of Bury St Edmonds has so far raised over £4,700 (€5420) for an RSPB project to rebuild their British habitats by trekking 705 miles from Tarifa to Asturias

Myleene Klass looks stunning while surfing on Portuguese coast near Algarve

The former Hear’Say singer famously took to the showers during her time in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Donana National Park launches raccoon-catching programme

Programme launched to catch ‘smelly and aggressive’ mammals after unwanted pets are released into the wild

A battle for nature in the bay of Cadiz

Once a war zone, today an ecological battle ground – Rob Horgan discovers why a singer, a sculptor and a Michelin-starred chef are fighting to turn an island in the Bay of Cadiz into a bird-watching paradise

Ex-Costa del Sol British expat spends £8,000 saving 41 cats from Duquesa

Ex-Gibraltar project analyst Laura Inglis ships moggies home

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month. Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...

Sierra de las Nieves moves one step closer to becoming national park

The park is home to the largest population of Spanish firs in Andalusia and more than 150 species of birds.

Spain’s Olympic sailing champion Xabi Fernandez navigating worlds most gruelling ocean challenge

Seven teams of intrepid yachties are travelling across the world and back on the longest route since the event’s inception in 1973.

VIDEO: Flock of 1,300 sheep invade Spanish city after Shepherd falls asleep

Police were called after getting reports of sheep running loose

A view truly fit for a king as the Olive Press climbs continental Spain’s highest peak

The Olive Press sent JAMES BRYCE to the highest point in continental Spain, Mulhacen, in Granada, which according to legend is the final resting place of a Muslim monarch

Battling for the burro: A visit to Malaga donkey sanctuary Refugio del Burrito

The Refugio del Burrito is still fighting for justice for the donkey killed in a Bethlehem display in 2014, Tom Powell went to see where all the hard work starts

BIRD CALL! Mallorca wetlands are home to 30,000 birds this winter

NEARLY 30,000 birds are wintering in the Balearic wetlands. Some 73 separate species are staying in 35 different wetlands around the islands, according to green...

Torrox’s new €307,000 breakwater machine a success

Mayor Oscar Medina praised its speedy completion

Junta drafts up plans to overhaul transport network along Costa del Sol

The draft plan called Plan de Ordenación del Territorio (POT), is part of a 20-year scheme to ease mobility along the coast and is more than 200 pages long.

ON YOUR BIKE: Why you should discover the White Villages of Andalucia by bike

Writes Ashley from andaluciancyclingexperience

Mayor of Nerja being investigated in illegal toxic dump probe

Rosa Arrabal is among 40 local public officials and businessmen who are caught up in the investigation
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