Monday, August 15, 2022

Nature

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...

Spain – a bird watching paradise

Spain is officially on the ornithological map according to Birdlife

BLOOMING HECK! Almond blossom season returns in Mallorca

FROM the end of January through the middle of February is a special time in the Mallorca countryside as the hills are washed white...

Bare facts on Spain’s bears

Listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction, the Cantabrian brown bear’s existence in Spain is not widely known

Investigation launched after protected brown bear found shot dead in Spain

Tourists discovered the male bear on Friday

Dangerous shores for Jaws

It is official. The Mediterranean Sea is now the most dangerous place on Earth to swim - that is, if you are a shark

SAVAGED: 82-year-old woman loses BOTH LEGS and SCALP in vicious attack by local’s bulldogs in Spain, chances of survival...

AN 82-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being viciously attacked by two dogs as she walked home from church in Spain.  The emergency...

SNIFFED OUT: Group in Spain fined €86,000 for cooking stew of protected birds after police smelt it from cliff

The group’s lawyers claimed the meat was lamb, but judges said that defence was ‘not at all credible’

Drones deployed to save 200,000 protected palm trees in Spain

Scores of red palm weevil have been burrowing up the site's trees

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...

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

Decision to be made on King of Spain’s WWF presidency

King Juan Carlos' hunting activities have caused concern among WWF members

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...

Heavy snowfall in parts of Spain could be heaviest for 35 years

AFTER warnings of freezing temperatures, heavy snow has fallen overnight in some areas of the Costa Blanca leaving schools and businesses closed this morning. Locals...

WATCH: Heartwarming moment firefighters give water to young deer trapped by wildfires in Spain

FIRES are devastating vast swathes of woodland across northern Spain in what authorities predict will be the worst year for at least a decade. But...

Papaver – the heroic weed

Bob Maddox admits to his addiction as the south of Spain bursts into a riot of red and green

Tributes to ‘hero’ British father who died trying to save daughter from drowning on Costa del Sol

Lifeguards saved Reece's daughter and another man in the rescue attempt

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...

VIDEO: Meteorite seen crashing into earth from Costa del Sol

British tourists reported ‘noise like thunder’

Brexit talks may take months to move to next stage, says EU’s Michel Barnier

Bremain In Spain welcomes 'significant' offer on citizens' rights but urges UK to do more

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

Video appears to show big cat loose in Estepona

The mystery animal is believed to be a puma

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. 

Endangered imperial eagles benefit from safer electricity pylons in Spain

Good news for bird of prey as pylons throughout Donana National Park made completely safe to land on

Police investigate farm animal eroticism in nativity scenes outside Madrid

The figures, made out of bent white cables and one and a half metres in size, caused outrage as residents say it is a violation of religious freedom.

A needle in a haystack – hunt for the world’s rarest cat

EXCLUSIVE: With some fanatics failing to spot a lynx in a dozen visits, wildlife photographer Simon Littlejohn was incredibly lucky to spot three of the endangered cats in just one day... Here are his remarkable results on a four-day adventure to the Sierra de Andujar

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