Monday, June 27, 2022

Nature

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.

The goats of Spain

The wild mountain goats frequently found in herds across the mountain ranges of Andalucia are Spanish Ibex

Not just for Christmas: The heroic work of Estepona’s Adana kennels

Adana has established itself as one of the best kennels on the coast

Animal rights campaigners to protest against dolphins in captivity at Selwo Marina in Benalmadena

Members of Resistancia Animal Malaga have announced a protest outside Selwo Marina in Benalmadena on May 13 from noon

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...

Andalucia dubbed a birdwatcher’s paradise

Tourism chiefs travelled to the UK to promote the region's bird-friendly environment

Alleged arson leads to raging fire in Southern Spain and 1,500 to evacuate

The forest fire, which began last night, has been placed on level one (maximum threat level) by the authorities

New Year’s Day supermoon will be the brightest of 2018

TONIGHT the winter supermoon will light up the sky, the brightest of three supermoons in 2018. The moon will be at the closest point to...

‘Greedy’ landowner sells expats’ animal refuge land near Costa del Sol meaning 800 animals could be killed

“The ruthless owner has already shown his true colours,” said a foundation spokesperson

Spanish fishing family arrested for poaching Patagonian toothfish in Antarctic waters

Vidal family put behind bars for poaching Patagonian toothfish

Winging it across the Straits

The Strait of Gibraltar is a magnet for migrating birds between Europe and Africa

Poisoned bait leads to vulture and lynx deaths

Rare animals “deliberately killed” by farmers

‘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

Dolphins caught stealing from fishermen

Robin Hood-style amphibians sneak up on fishing boats and rip open their nets after they have landed a big haul

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...

Ramblers fight back

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

Rocky mounds in Balearics threaten biodiversity along the coast

Some say the mounds have mystical qualities, channelling energy from visitors but with tourism figures reaching new heights, the problem shows no sign of abating.

Red kites up by 50% in Spanish national park

The Junta de Andalucia has recorded sightings of 74 red kite pairs, compared to just 40 in 2011

Incredible turnaround of Bioparc in Fuengirola

It has been a massive turnaround for a zoo once disgraced in a hard-hitting BBC investigation

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