Thursday, December 12, 2019

Spanish city bans ‘flaming bull’ runs citing animal cruelty

Funding for bull runs and bullfighting schools have also been cut

Fish used in Asian restaurants across Malaga found to cause orange diarrhoea

Experts say the fish ‘has a fat composed of waxy esters that are not digestible for humans, so when consumed people suffer from gastrointestinal disorders’.

The snow has continued to last two days on the Costa del Sol

In unprecedented cold weather the belt of mountains that hug the coast are still snow capped 36 hours since the heaviest snow fell in...

Firefighters tackle massive blaze as fire rips through Mallorca endangering residents

Some 60 properties were evacuated as a precaution as the fire spread from the Coll de Siller area having been caused by electrical faults in a nearby substation. 

Spain’s waters at highest temperatures EVER after hottest June for 50 years, threatening marine life

Marine environmentalists have repeatedly warned of the impact of warmer seas on marine life due to its ability to encourage invader species

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...

Malaga to be home to Andalucia’s third National Park, government announces

MALAGA province will be home to Andalucia's third National Park. The Sierra de las Nieves, in Malaga, will join Sevilla's Doñana and the Sierra Nevada...

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

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

Killer caterpillars on the up in the Axarquia

English expat urges dog owners to be vigilant after his rottweiler died in agony from processionary caterpillar poisoning

Shark ‘finning’ finally outlawed in Spain

The EU has banned fishermen from slicing off sharks’ fins and discarding their bodies live

VIDEO: Man swept to death in Benidorm storm

Attempting to reach his car, the 76-year-old was swept out to sea in Benidorm on Saturday afternoon

RED ALERT: Spain at ‘extreme risk’ from 40ºC temperatures but Costa del Sol to AVOID heatwave

This weather event, affecting most of western Europe, is the 10th heatwave in Spain since 1975

WATCH: ‘Snow’ falling on Costa del Sol beach

The amazing video shows snow falling and accumulating on the beach

Feathered migrants arrive for winter

Winter birds to look out for

Protest to save San Pedro trees from destruction starts tonight

A group on Facebook are now planning a protest asking for people to get involved to stop the destruction. 

Tawny owl ‘on his way out’ bounces back after a couple of Ibuprofren from British expat

Speedy recovery for tawny owl thought to have been hit by a car

WATCH: Netflix trailer for NEW natural history series narrated by Spain’s Penelope Cruz and David Attenborough

The project has taken four years to make and was filmed in over 50 countries, involving over 600 crew members

Hunter killed 71 rare birds

Police believe illegal traps were used to snare the birds

Ramblers fight back

Ronda ramblers association suing the town hall over series of blocked footpaths

Record number of birds spend winter in Andalucia

Almost one million migrating breeds have been recorded in the region’s wetlands

An island of cold in a sea of warmth

Home to mainland Spain’s highest peaks, the Sierra Nevada is a treasure trove of rare plant life and animals

Ronda seeing resurgence in pistachio cultivation

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

British bird lovers to stage 700 mile trek through Spain to save turtle doves

The four Brits will walk 700 miles from Tarifa to Asturias from February 5 to raise money to help protect the bird, whose population has fallen by 93% in the UK and 74% in Europe since 1970

Petition launched to turn Costa del Sol mountain range into national park

Over 13,500 people have already signed the campaign on Change.org to grant Estepona’s Sierra Bermeja the status jointly with neighbouring Sierra de las Nieves in Ronda

Incey Wincey spider

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock go peering under rocks and stones to tell us all about the only protected spider in the EU – the Andalucian funnel web
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