Friday, September 30, 2022

Nature

WATCH: Heartwarming moment firefighters give water to young deer trapped by wildfires in Spain

FIRES are devastating vast swathes of woodland across northern Spain in what authorities predict will be the worst year for at least a decade. But...

Migrating white stork birds are staying put in Spain to live off landfill sites

WHITE storks are preferring to stay in Spain rather than migrating to Africa for the winter, as landfill sites are giving them plenty of...

Shock and claw: Three new crab species discovered in waters off Spain’s Andalucia

RESEARCHERS from the Spanish National Research Council have discovered two new species of hermit crab and one new species of spider crab in Andalucian...

Off the beaten track: Escape to Arcadia with a holiday in Spain’s northern region Asturias

It’s said the rain in Spain falls mainly in Asturias … But when Olive Press editor Jon Clarke swapped the crowded Costas for a summer break in this peaceful pastoral paradise, he only wore his raincoat once.

British red kites released in Extremadura to boost Spain’s population of threatened species

MORE than thirty years ago, Spain sent red kites to the UK to boost a population that was on the verge of extinction. The...

Heatwave: How unseasonably high temperatures are taking a toll on Spain’s nesting birds

BABY birds are crawling out of their nests and plummeting to their deaths as they try to escape soaring temperatures one of the earliest...

WATCH: Heartwarming moment young deer is rescued from wildfire zone in hills above Spain’s Costa del Sol

HUNDREDS of firefighters risked their lives battling to control the wildfire raging across the hills outside Benahavis above Spain’s Costa del Sol. Apocalyptic images of...

Benidorm’s Terra Natura park welcomes deadly tarantula and snakes seized from Costa Blanca house in Spain

A poisonous tarantula and two snakes have been removed from an Altea house and taken to Benidorm's Terra Natura nature and animal park. Altea council...

PP fails in bid to overturn wolf hunting ban in Spain

A BID to overturn Spain’s wolf hunting ban by Spain’s conservative opposition party has been rejected by parliament. The Popular Party (PP), supported by several...

Who is that crawling up my wall? What you should know about geckos in Spain

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

Spain finally drops subsidies for circuses that use wild animals in victory for animal rights campaigners

CIRCUSES with wild animals have at last been excluded from the list of cultural activities eligible for government grants. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture...

Shaggy dog stories: Meet the characters at ADANA animal shelter in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A volunteer at ADANA dog rescue centre in the hills above Estepona, Ian Ryles has discovered a deep love for those dogs that no one else seems to want.

Iberian lynx takes up residence in sleepy town in Spain’s Extremadura

THERE’S no place like home and for the last few days an Iberian lynx has taken up residence in a quiet town in Extremadura. Esparragosa...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Castellon Province natural park boss investigated over 12 donkey deaths in Spain’s Valencia region

THE head of the Desert de les Palmes Natural Park, Toni Garcia, is being investigated by the Guardia Civil over the death of a...

Heed the news: More needs to be done to protect the environment

APART from the devastating and deeply upsetting events unfolding in Ukraine, two very noteworthy pieces of news were in the news last week that...

ANALYSIS: Octopus farms raise huge animal welfare concerns – and they’re unsustainable too

A proposed new large-scale octopus farm in Spain is a huge risk to the welfare of this sentient and intelligent animal.

MAPPED: New research highlights extreme danger wind turbines pose to migratory birds in Spain

SCIENTISTS have tracked the migratory routes of hundreds of birds to highlight the areas in Europe and North Africa where they are at most...

Project to restore ancient Arab irrigation system underway in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

AN ancient islamic waterway in the Sierra Nevada built by Muslim peasant farmers more than a thousand years ago is being restored. The project is...

How the brown bear has been brought back from the brink of extinction to thrive in Spain’s Pyrenees

JUST three decades ago brown bears were on the brink of extinction in the Pyrenees, the population all but wiped out by hunters and...

IN PICS: Six cute-looking flying fox babies are born in Benidorm’s Terra Natura in Spain

SIX flying fox pups have been born and are doing well at Benidorm's Terra Natura Zoo. At birth they weighed in at around 50 grams...

WARNING: What you need to know about toxic caterpillars which pose mortal danger to dogs across Spain

DOG owners are being warned to be vigilant for a tiny but deadly creature that could kill your pet. With the first signs of spring...

Future giant panda stars of Spain’s Madrid Zoo make first public appearance

GIANT panda twins 'You You' and 'Jiu Jiu' born last September in Madrid Zoo Aquarium made their first public appearance on Monday. They were the...

WATCH: First Iberian Lynx cubs born this season in Spain’s Doñana

THE first Iberian lynx cubs of the year have been born in the Doñana National Park. Four cubs have been born into the Acebuche centre,...

Exotic African wild cat coaxed to safety from treetop on Costa Blanca farm in Spain

A wild cat native to Africa was spotted on a Costa Blanca farm and safely captured and taken to a wildlife foundation. The farmer from...

War on wild boars declared in Spain’s Murcia in special ‘hunting emergency’

WILD boar numbers have risen to such a level in the Murcia region that the government has declared a 'temporary hunting emergency'. It means the...

FOLLOW OLIVE PRESS

27,836FansLike
2,115FollowersFollow
157FollowersFollow
17,791FollowersFollow
17FollowersFollow
9,604FollowersFollow
1,730SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST NEWS FROM THE OLIVE PRESS

GBP/EUR exchange rate crashes as UK mini-budget triggers run on the pound

AFTER stumbling through the second half of September, the pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate then collapsed at the end of the month following the...

WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

Register / Login to Comment