Monday, July 16, 2018

First eagle owl born in captivity at Torremolinos botanical gardens

Local residents are being invited to choose its name via a social media campaign

A third of Spain’s most polluted places are in Andalucia, WHO says

Puerto Real is the most polluted place in the country, while La Linea comes third

Manilva and Casares residents hold beach protest after nine-year wait for bridge

Around 100 people turned out to form a human chain after waiting nine years for a four metre bridge

VIDEO: Spanish teacher releases bull into crowd of students for experiment

The video has been viewed over 14 million times

VIDEO: Huge shark terrifies tourists in Spanish holiday resort

Onlookers captured the predator on their phones

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

Controversial composting plant will affect 10,000 people

Spain given ultimatum by European commission to protect Donana World Heritage site in Sevilla

The European Commission has ordered a halt to the use of the Sevilla park’s underground water supply as it is degrading natural habitats

Animal rights protest planned for Jerez

May will see the start of Jerez's bullfighting season

Joanna Lumley joins campaign to protect Spain’s hunting dogs

Campaigners estimate up to 150,000 dogs are killed or abandoned in Europe each year

VIDEO: Escaped hippo on the loose in Huelva

It had escaped from a nearby circus

Ronda seeing resurgence in pistachio cultivation

It has not grown so extensively in the region since the Moorish empire

VIDEO: Have you met San Pedro’s resident pig?

Rumour has it he has lived in the town since he was a piglet

Spanish fishing family arrested for poaching Patagonian toothfish in Antarctic waters

Vidal family put behind bars for poaching Patagonian toothfish

Carbon emissions increase faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe

CO2 emissions rose by 4% last year in Spain with a 23% increase in the use of electricity

Priests bemoan stork families living in Spanish churches

Church bosses have appealed to the government to bend environmental laws

Costa del Sol hotel accused of purposefully poisoning cats and birds

Expat animal rights groups, including Adana, are now investigating claims that they were killed by workers at the Pierre y Vacances resort

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

Sierra Bermeja could soon become a National Park

The Andalucia Earth Sciences Institute has backed the campaign

Birds eye view on the Costa del Sol

Downtown Duquesa a birdwatcher’s paradise as tourists spots over 3,000 from his rooftop terrace

Twitcher’s dream in Duquesa

Holidaymaker spots more than 3,000 birds, including 2,000 birds of prey during his 16-night stay

Caminito del Rey ticket quota increased for local hotels and restaurants

Since October began, each of the municipalities has 250 daily entries for the Caminito del Rey

Two vultures killed by Guadalteba wind turbines

Ecologistas en Accion has denounced a wind farm

Critically endangered bird thriving at Bioparc Fuengirola

The rare Bali Starling was declared practically extinct in 2001

Balearic Islands set to introduce new ‘green tax’ for tourists

Holiday-makers in Ibiza will face an extra 'eco-tax'

Baby mouse-deer born in Fuengirola Bioparc

Nip down to Bioparc to meet the mouse-deer

Elusive bat species caught and tagged in Gibraltar cave

The first European free-tailed bat is captured in Gibraltar
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