Sunday, February 25, 2018

New whale corridor between Balearics and Catalunya will help preserve species

Known as the Corridor of the Mediterranean, the area will also help protect sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins and the loggerhead turtle as well as various species’ of bird.

Photo book predicts Malaga will be a vanguard of Europe’s entry into green Utopia

Set to be released on the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, Ecotopia 2121 looks at 100 Green cities of the future

Our lynx to the future

As exciting new figures show the Iberian lynx is clawing its way back, Wendy Williams takes a look at the struggle to save the world’s most endangered cat…

Walking trails hailed as key to sustainable tourism in Andalucia

Teresa Rodriguez, General Secretary of Podemos Andalucia, said that the Junta should do more to showcase the region’s 10,000km of trails as a green, responsible and profitable way to attract tourists

Spain is third European country to carry out baby heart transplant

The Gregorio Maranon Hospital carried out the operation, despite the donor and child having incompatible blood types.

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.

Easy does it with new variety of poinsettia

One of the new varieties is much easier to grow than existing counterparts

Bare facts on Spain’s bears

Listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction, the Cantabrian brown bear’s existence in Spain is not widely known

Expat writer Chris Stewart slams Spain’s solar power regulation plans

If new government regulations are passed, tariffs will be 27% higher for those generating energy at home

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...

Oh, I do like to be beside the lakeside

Jon Clarke explains why the Andalucian lake district is a good alternative to the coast

Red pandas arrive at Fuengirola’s Bioparc

The species has been labelled as in danger of extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature after 50% of its global population was reduced in the last 20 years

BLOOMING HECK! Almond blossom season returns in Mallorca

FROM the end of January through the middle of February is a special time in the Mallorca countryside as the hills are washed white...

Are cars built in Spain soon to be driven by brain waves?

Japanese car maker Nissan, that has a factory in Barcelona and Avila, is currently developing ‘brain-to-vehicle technology’ and premiered the concept at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Andalucia houses largest settlement of flamingos – around 22,000

An estimated 22,000 flamingos have arrived at Andalucia's Fuente de Piedra

Wolf hunting to be legalised in Spain

Picos de Europa national park will authorise wolf hunting due to a large number of herd attacks

Spain’s movie production nearly doubles, according to new report

The report charts the level of production between 2007-8 and compares that to 2015-6 and comes in behind Britain, France and Germany which came first, second and third respectively. 

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

Endangered golden-cheeked gibbon born in BIOPARC Fuengirola

There are less than 25,000 left in the wild

Spain is second highest importer of lion hunting trophies, new report finds

Conservationists are calling for a blanket ban on all hunting trophies

VIDEO: Man swept to death in Benidorm storm

Attempting to reach his car, the 76-year-old was swept out to sea in Benidorm on Saturday afternoon

Scottish birds flying in to breed in Spain

Second release of ospreys following successful introduction a few years ago

Bird route nestles in the Genal valley

A multi-million euro tourist project unveils a new bird route

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

Two vultures killed by Guadalteba wind turbines

Ecologistas en Accion has denounced a wind farm
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