Tue, December 11, 2018

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

Axarquia launches sewage works project

Work has already begun at sewage plants in Algorrobo and Rincon de la Victoria

New Ronda animal sanctuary aims to tackle cause of animal abuse

The owners are putting on workshops for children and adults alike

Expat searches for ‘perfect home’ for Costa del Sol turtle

Six-year-old European pond turtle, Trevor, has reached sexual maturity and keeps staging ‘flight attempts’ from his giant fish tank in Sabinillas

Killer caterpillars on the up in the Axarquia

English expat urges dog owners to be vigilant after his rottweiler died in agony from processionary caterpillar poisoning

Organisms living without oxygen discovered beneath the surface in Sevilla

Researchers believe life could exist on Mars under similar circumstances

Endangered plant found in Barbate

The largest-known patch of Odontites Foliosus has been discovered by an environmental group

Nothing to grouse about!

Andalucia's Sandgrouse population has grown by almost 300 percent in the last three years

Easy does it with new variety of poinsettia

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

Our winter feathered friends

A flock of winter birds are winging their way to Andalucia

Wild wonders of yesteryear

A new book will trace the steps of two 19th century naturalists across the Iberian Peninsula

Andalucia’s black vulture population reaches new high

Andalucia's black vulture population has reached highest level in history

Feathered migrants arrive for winter

Winter birds to look out for

People-friendly vulture

Reports indicate the large bird is roaming and flying between La Duquesa and Martagina

Squid’s in

Giant squid weighing 180kg washed up on Spanish beach

Scottish birds flying in to breed in Spain

Second release of ospreys following successful introduction a few years ago

Spain – a bird watching paradise

Spain is officially on the ornithological map according to Birdlife

Green hope for Andalucia National Park

Donana gas plan halted for the time being at least

Donana under threat from gas extraction

Environment Ministry issues licence for area close to park

Endangered imperial eagles benefit from safer electricity pylons in Spain

Good news for bird of prey as pylons throughout Donana National Park made completely safe to land on

Donana National Park launches raccoon-catching programme

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

Shark ‘finning’ finally outlawed in Spain

The EU has banned fishermen from slicing off sharks’ fins and discarding their bodies live

Red kites up by 50% in Spanish national park

The Junta de Andalucia has recorded sightings of 74 red kite pairs, compared to just 40 in 2011

Endangered fish removed from Andalucian waters for breeding

The fartets and freshwater blennies will be bred in an attempt to boost numbers

500 black storks migrate in one day

Sightings were reported from Algarrobo to Algeciras and in Tarifa

Phone app to combat jellyfish peril on Costa del Sol

Beachgoers will be able to track the movement of the stinging invertebrates using their mobile


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