Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘World’s saddest elephant’ dies in Spain’s Andalucia after 43 years in solitary confinement at zoo

It follows a 47-month decline in her health, before the zoo announced her death ‘with great sadness’ on March 1

FALLING FOWL: Management crisis puts Andalucia bird sanctuary under threat from drought and wild boar

Donana National Park is Europe's most important wetland, but some birds are at serious risk of extinction

British expats and locals furious at plans to build HUNDREDS of electric pylons across Andalucia’s iconic Driving Over Lemons...

Residents fear building the network of electricity masts will wreck the landscape and cause radiation

Everything you need to know about the super wolf blood moon in Spain that could ‘end the world’ THIS...

The lunar phenomenon is seen as by some as a sign of upheaval, while some conspiracy theorists even think it represents the ‘apocalypse’

Spain holiday hotspot in Canary Islands rocked by earthquake

The epicentre was confirmed by the National Geographic Institute as being 5km below the surface

Protesters SLAM €1 million relaunch of bullfighting in Marbella as petition reaches 80,000

CRUEL: Protesters are set to take to the streets next week, campaigning against the planned relaunch of bullfighting in Marbella

BEAST FROM THE EAST: Andalucia’s Christmas chestnut crops DESTROYED by wasp from China

HAVOC: A chestnut plant destroyed by Chinese waspsSWEET chestnut harvests in Andalucia have been decimated by insects...

WATCH: Hunter in Spain throws injured fox through air and repeatedly STAMPS on its head (WARNING: distressing images)

https://twitter.com/alfonslopeztena/status/1079033354819944453SHOCKING images have shown a Spanish hunter chase a fox and then smile to the camera after...

ORANGE and YELLOW weather alerts for Costa del Sol as 80km/h winds and four metre waves expected

WARNING: AEMET predict strong waves and winds across Costa del SolPARTS of Andalucia are on orange and...

WATCH: ‘Abusive’ Andalucia car park which kept caged camels for Christmas rides slammed by PACMA

https://www.facebook.com/517782191624562/videos/279438579426529/ DISGRACE: Footage of camels trapped in an Andalucian car park where they were used for Christmas ridesSPAIN'S...

Spanish city to banish 5,000 pigeons for ‘driving away’ tourists

PESTS: Cadiz set to banish thousands of pigeons from city centreAN Andalucian city has pledged to banish...

ORANGE ALERT: Balearics and Andalucia on standby for strong winds and rain tomorrow while snow predicted across Spain

AT RISK: AEMET'S map of Spain showing the Balearics and parts of Andalucia on orange alert tomorrowSPAIN'S...

Specsavers and Plastic Free Seas charity join forces on Costa del Sol for mammoth beach clean up

POLLUTED: Plastics are poisoning the world's oceansA COSTA del Sol beach clean up is set to take place this...

Environmentalists call for huge expansion of the Cabrera National Park

MALLORCA environmentalists want to expand the Cabrera National Park TENFOLD to 100,000 hectares.The Ministry of Ecological Transition...

NOT PEAKED: Pensioner mountaineer in Spain gets new KNEE in bid to break incredible world record

Brought up in Spain’s post-war era, human dynamo Carlos Soria has only two ‘eight-thousanders’ to summit before becoming the oldest man in history to conquer all 14

Europe’s first fire ants that make cats and dogs go blind found in Marbella and could take TWO YEARS...

The finding of the invasive creature, published in the journal Iberomyrmex, is thought to have been in part due to increased temperatures on the Costa del Sol

Blowing in the wind: Does pollution on Gibraltar’s border with Spain cause increased cancer rates?

Black clouds of pollution billow daily from the industrial chimneys of the Campo de Gibraltar. Is it all merely hot air or a smoking gun for cancer? The Olive Press investigates

ROCKY ROAD: Drivers in Spain’s Andalucia narrowly escape falling five-tonne boulder

With a history of rock falls in the area the mayor took no chances in sealing off the highway ahead of heavy rain forecasts

DROP OF COMMON SENSE: Are humans to blame for the floods that have ravaged Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Heavy rainfall is not a recent phenomenon, but Mediterranean sea warming and building in the wrong places is adding to the recent flooding problems, writes Harry Ward

WATCH: Elephants playing in the rain in Spain will be the cutest thing you see today

AS many take shelter to escape the storms and heavy rain engulfing Spain today, this herd of elephants has a different idea.Instead of ducking...

Five dead – including British tourists – and dozens still missing in Mallorca’s biggest flood in decades

AT least five people including two British tourists have been killed in the storm that flooded all corners of Mallorca.The east coast of the...

Hooked on Barbate the world’s tuna capital

In an unsuspecting little town in Andalucia a Phoenician fishing technique is keeping the Japanese sushi market afloat

Whale of a time in the deepest part of the Straits of Gibraltar

WE are about between Spain and Morocco in the deepest part of the Straits of Gibraltar.Flying fish, turtles and two types of whale...

Brit rushed to hospital after falling down Spanish cliff while taking selfie

A BRITISH tourist is in ‘serious condition’ in hospital after falling down a cliff while taking a selfie.The unnamed 38-year-old holidaymaker is believed to...

Protected Posidonia grasslands to receive million Euro funding

THE MINISTRY of Environment has agreed to give almost €2 million in funding to the Balearic Institute of Nature (Ibanat) to control and protect...

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month.Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...
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