Thursday, February 22, 2018

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…

Grizzly death

Species extinct as last female brown bear in the Pyrenees is almost certainly dead

A birds-eye view

It should, of course, come easy for a bird, and now a family of Egyptian vultures are the latest group to start Twittering... as well as allowing cameras into their private lives!

Red tuna comeback

Recently on the verge of extinction, now red tuna could actually be making a comeback

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

Something nasty this way comes

Jason Heppenstall delves deep under the bedclothes and finds something nasty

A to Z: Secret Andalucian Summer

Take your Andalucian summer beyond the crowded Costa beaches with our 26 favourite spots

Oh, I do like to be beside the lakeside

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

Spanish bird brains

Six rare ibises are released in Cadiz

Kestrels set to fly back

Kestrels are to be saved at the expense of pigeons to even out the numbers

Bird route nestles in the Genal valley

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

Purr-fect

Woman bequeaths millions to protect endangered cat

In a big flap!

Couple return home to find a rare Griffon vulture on their bed, while second family find another on balcony

The Eco Garden: Good Year for the Roses

WELL, the hot weather has arrived with a vengeance and plants of all sorts have put on amazing growth, especially those with deep tap roots

The Eco Garden: Keep the garden pests at bay with beer and bird droppings

Don’t automatically reach for the chemical sprays, because there are plenty of ecological alternatives to ensure that you keep your garden safe for the family, pets and wildlife

The Eco Garden: Get a Spring in your Step

Now that Spring is finally here it’s time to get in the garden. Here are our top tips for the month

Poisoned bait leads to vulture and lynx deaths

Rare animals “deliberately killed” by farmers

Forget climate change – the bees are buzzing off

If bees became extinct today, mankind would follow suit in 2012. Albert Einstein proclaimed this insect the most important factor in our food chain.

Agave a day…

… helps us work, rest and play claims prickly BOB MADDOX, who takes a peek at one of Andalucía’s most iconic plants

Dangerous shores for Jaws

It is official. The Mediterranean Sea is now the most dangerous place on Earth to swim - that is, if you are a shark

An island of cold in a sea of warmth

Home to mainland Spain’s highest peaks, the Sierra Nevada is a treasure trove of rare plant life and animals

The gentle giants of the wasp world

Man’s misunderstanding of the hornet has led to the insect becoming almost extinct in certain parts of Europe

Who is that crawling up my wall?

Anyone who has a country property probably knows well the sticky footed lizards known as geckos.

The dehesas of Extremadura

The size of Switzerland, the region of Extremadura is home to farmland unique to Spain and endangered animals such as the lynx and imperial eagle of Iberia

The goats of Spain

The wild mountain goats frequently found in herds across the mountain ranges of Andalucia are Spanish Ibex

Worth its weight in gold

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock investigate the carob tree, whose seeds are valued by jewellers and goldsmiths
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