Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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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...

‘Orgy of blood and death’: Outrage over mass slaughter of trapped animals during hunt in southern Spain

THEY each paid €1000 to participate in the shoot which took place on a huge private estate in Andalucia. The 70 hunters dispatched half a...

Police raid illegal Vietnamese Pig farm and seize 12 animals in Murcia area of Spain

A dozen Vietnamese pigs have been seized from an illegal breeding farm in Aguilas, Murcia. Officers from the Guardia Civil's environment division, Seprona, raided the...

Police seize elephant feet stools being sold online from Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR stools made from African elephant feet have been seized by the Guardia Civil in the Alicante area. Two Spaniards, 39 and 67, are being...

Oldest tiger at Benidorm’s Terra Natura celebrates landmark birthday on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE oldest tiger at Benidorm's Terra Natura has reached his 20th birthday- well over the average lifespan for the species. Alonso, an Asian tiger, arrived...

Deer goes swimming in the sea before bounding around busy Costa Blanca road in Spain

A deer caused a commotion when it went for a seaside swim on the Costa Blanca before running away on a busy road. The roe's...

Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

Spain is European country with most species at risk of extinction

SPAIN is the European country with the most plants and animals at risk of extinction, according to a new analysis. Data from the IUCN Red...

Iberian lynx set to be released in new territory in Spain’s Murcia 

THE Iberian Lynx could soon be on the prowl in Murcia. An agreement has been reached between the Murcia regional government and the Junta de...

The Pulpi Geode, A Giant Cave Of Crystals That Formed As The Mediterranean Sea Disappeared

The Pulpi Geode is a rare find. Located in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, in the Almeria Province near the city of Pulpi,...

Rescued loggerhead turtles are taken back home off the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO rescued loggerhead turtles have been released into the sea some 30 miles off the Costa Blanca shore. The two specimens were found off the...

Panda McPandaface? Madrid Zoo launches competition to name its baby panda twins

IN JUST two months they have transformed from blind hairless pink-skinned creatures to bouncing fluffy bundles of black and white cuteness. And now they...

The 13 birds to look out for in Andalucia and across southern Spain this autumn

These 13 high-flying highlights have got birdwatchers going wild

VIDEO: Watch the release of giant sunfish tangled in tuna fishing nets off Spain’s Ceuta

A gigantic sunfish was caught up in tuna fishing nets off the coast of Ceuta, one of Spain’s enclaves in north Africa. The fish, known...

Sucked dry: How water theft to irrigate farmland is draining Spain’s precious wetlands and causing irreversible ecological damage

Environmentalists have sounded a harsh warning over illegal water extraction that is threatening to drain Spain’s wetland reserves and cause irreversible ecological damage.

What you need to know about the wild mushroom hunting craze that grips Spain each autumn

AS the sun sets on summer, mushroom hunters across Spain take up the challenge of tracking down their favourite wild and wonderful edible fungi,...

VIDEO: How wild boars are increasingly terrorizing urban zones in Spain and why archers are coming to the rescue

SHAKIRA’S close encounter with wild boars last week in a Barcelona park has yet again ignited a debate around the growing danger of the...

Popstar Shakira attacked by wild boars in Barcelona park

Singer Shakira was attacked by a pair of marauding wild boars who snatched her bag while she was walking with her son in a...

LA PALMA VOLCANO: Animals suffer and change behaviour as eruptions continue

WILDLIFE on the island of La Palma is facing a crisis as its volcano continues to erupt. Manuel Nogales from the The Spanish National Research...

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