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EXPLAINER: These are the protected species whose habitat was destroyed in the Sierra Bermeja wildfire above Spain’s Costa del...

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are counting the cost of the damage from a wildfire that raged for six days and destroyed more than 10,000 hectares of woodland...

Stop tourist carriage ride in Spain: Help yourself and the horses – and walk!

WHEN I’m in Palma I always feel sorry for the horses pulling the old-fashioned carriages for the lazy tourists to take in the city....

Pink-skinned baby panda twins are born at Madrid Zoo in Spain

TWIN giant pandas were born at Madrid Zoo today(September 6). Huz Zui Ba gave birth to her first baby at 8.30 am and then at...

Bioparc in Spain’s Valencia celebrates birth of highly threatened species of primate

VALENCIA’S Bioparc zoo is well and truly earning its stripes as a prime animal conservation and protection site. Just one week after carers stepped in...

ANIMAL HOUSE: Rescue shelters in Spain’s Valencia area issue plea for help

ANIMAL welfare associations in La Ribera district (Valencia Province) have issued a cry for help, as numbers of stray cats and dogs continue to...

IN PICS: Keepers hand-rear orphaned newborn gazelle from critically-endangered species at zoo in Spain’s Valencia

A CALF of an incredibly rare gazelle species is being hand reared by keepers at Valencia’s BioParc in eastern Spain after its mother died...

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.

Thousands of dead fish and marine life wash onto beaches of the polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

PROSECUTORS will investigate a new incident of dead fish washing onto Mar Menor beaches yesterday(August 16). In October 2019, swathes of oxygen-starved fish washed onto...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

Pioneering sea nursery is reviving damaged rare coral off the coast of Spain’s Andalucia

A pioneering maritime nursery has been created on the Andalucia coast to rescue rare coral damaged by fishing. The SOS Corals Project has been set...

Escape to Arcadia with a week in 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.

Sierra de las Nieves: Stunning mountain range in Malaga becomes Spain’s newest national park

AFTER over six years of campaigning, Malaga will finally be getting its first national park. The Senate approved the future Parque Nacional Sierra de las...

Bear hunt: Pensioner attacked by brown bear while hiking in Spain’s Asturias

A HUNT was on for a bear which attacked a 75-year-old woman while she was on a walk with her family in the countryside. The pensioner...

DOWN ON THE FARM: Plans underway to launch first ‘open farms’ day in Spain’s Valencia region to promote sustainable...

IF the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the importance of local commerce – specially when it comes to food. Producers,...

WHAT A MESS: Plastic invades the beaches of Spain’s Valencia region

Other common objects include cigarette ends, construction materials, cotton earbuds, crisp packets and bottles.

Rare vulture killed by prescription vet drug in Spain’s Catalonia as eco groups call for its ban

VULTURE Conservation activists have called on the Spanish government for the banning of a commonly used prescription drug after a rare Cinereous vulture was...

Dolphin stranded at Misericordia beach in Spain’s Malaga dies despite rescue efforts

A BEACHED dolphin has died despite frantic efforts to save it by wildlife experts. The 7ft-long (2.13m) common dolphin had been washed up at Misericordia...

BEACH BARS VS THE BIRDS: Spain’s Castellon launches plans to reopen summer beach bars amidst environmental concerns

The clock is ticking for a summer campaign that is hoped will be better than last year’s

VIDEO: Drones capture incredible beauty of whales feeding off Barcelona coast in Spain

DRONE cameras have captured the beauty of fin whales feasting on krill off the coast of Barcelona, a ritual that occurs in the same...

WELCOME TO TREE CITY: Valencia’s Gandia earns international award for its trees and gardens

GANDIA has been officially named ‘Tree City of the World’ by the United Nations (UN). The capital of La Safor district (Valencia Province) currently has...

Migratory Swifts Make Their way From Africa To Spain flying 11,000 kilometres

THOUSANDS of swifts are currently flying over the African continent on their way to Spain to spend their breeding season here. Migratory Swifts, following their...

ANIMAL OVER-BOAR-D!: Wild boar rescued from the sea at Valencia port

FISHERMEN at Valencia port made the strangest catch of their lives yesterday (Monday March 1). A team of workers on board an inflatable dinghy at...

Surge of dolphin deaths on Spanish coastline alarms ecologists

THE discovery of dead dolphins on Almeria coastline alarms ecologists. The number of dolphins that have appeared dead or dying in the last two years...

CITIZEN CANE: Bamboo and undergrowth cleared from La Safor rivers

THE buildup of bamboo canes and undergrowth in riverbeds and under bridges throughout the Valencian Community is usually the main culprit of the heavy...

BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY: Iberian wolves expected to return to Spain’s Valencia region within the next five years

WOLVES are expected to return to the Valencia region. Leading biologists believe that the combination of dwindling population figures in rural areas and the increasing...

The almond tree, the star of February in Malaga’s Botanical Garden

MALAGA'S Botanical Garden is a tropical paradise of 250000 square metres, first created in 1855 by the Marquis and Marchioness of Loring. READ MORE: A tour...

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