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Major breakthrough to help ‘natural treasure’ of drought-hit Doñana National Park in Spain’s Andalucia

THE NATIONAL government and the Andalucia region signed a deal on Monday to stop illegal irrigation in the drought-hit Doñana wetlands. It brings the end...

Birthday celebrations for first elephant born in Spain’s Valencia region

MAKENA, the first elephant born in the Valencian Community, celebrated her first birthday at BIOPARC Valencia on Thursday, as hundreds of schoolchildren sang to...

WATCH: Moment baby dolphin is rescued from an illegal net off Spain’s Andalucia – much to the delight of...

THIS is the moment a baby dolphin was saved from drowning off the coast of Almeria after give-it-a-go heroes stepped in.  Video footage uploaded to...

Is padel tennis killing BIRDS? Spain to study the effect of the sport’s more than 15,000 glass-walled courts nationwide

THE number of padel tennis players in Spain has more than doubled in the last ten years with thousands of courts springing up in...

Swimmer in Spain’s Valencia arrested at beach for seizing exotic turtle to use as dog food

GOT A STORY? Email us at tips@theolivepress.es A MAN has been arrested at Valencia's Malvarosa beach after finding an exotic turtle while bathing which he...

Wolves declared as extinct in Spain’s Andalucia region

WOLVES have been officially declared extinct in the Andalucia region though experts say there have not been any sightings for a decade. The regional government's...

Spain’s Bioparc Valencia welcomes its new attraction- a pair of warthogs

TWO warthogs affectionately called the 'Pumbaa' breed in recognition of the character in the 'Lion King' movie and stage show have become new residents...

Wild boar sightings soar to 74% of all municipalities in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

WILD BOAR sightings have soared over a year in the Valencian Community according to the Ministry of Agriculture. 283 municipalities reported sightings in the region...

Animal Awareness Education Day organised by Guardia Civil to take place in Palma 

An Animal Awareness Education Day organised by Guardia Civil will take place in Palma on Saturday June 10.  The aim of the event, which will...

Iberian Lynx population continues to rise in rural Spain and Portugal

THE IBERIAN LYNX population is continuing to rise in the wild of the Iberian Peninsula with 1,668 animals reported in 2022 according to the...

Baby born to world’s largest porcupine species gets special treatment at Spain’s Valencia

BIOPARC Valencia has a new resident- a baby South African porcupine called Asani, meaning rebel in the Swahili language. South African porcupines- Hystrix africaeaustralis- are...

Endangered Iberian lynx to return to Spain’s Murcia region

TWO pairs of endangered Iberian lynxes will start prowling around remote high areas above Lorca on March 3 to start the project of reintroducing...

Power firm Iberdrola fined €68,000 after griffon vulture is electrocuted in Spain’s Valencia

IBERDROLA'S power distribution division has been fined €68,667 after a griffon vulture was electrocuted on a Valencia Province power line. The penalty was imposed by...

Online seller of endangered toads is punished in Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man has been fined €1,080 for selling natterjack toads on the internet. He's also been banned from breeding or trading wild animals for...

Ibiza’s volunteer snake catcher puts out call for help after vehicle gives up the ghost

DEAN Gallagher is something of a guardian angel on the Balearic Island of Ibiza. Not content with lending a hand to tourists who have...

Illegal Mediterranean tortoise breeding farm closed down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal Mediterranean tortoise hatchery at an Elche finca has been shut down by the Guardia Civil. 27 animals have been removed by the Guardia's...

We’re going on a bear hunt! The ultimate wildlife adventure in the green hills of Asturias, northern Spain

Equipped with binoculars and brimming with high expectations, an intrepid family group head high into the mountains in search of one of Spain’s most elusive tourist attractions, writes Fiona Govan.

Who is that crawling up my wall? What you should know about geckos in Spain

Anyone who has a country property probably knows well the sticky footed lizards known as geckos.

Portugal’s ‘last remaining’ circus tigers rescued by wildlife sanctuary in Spain’s Alicante

ONE overweight lion and two suffering tigers have arrived in Alicante after escaping a life in a Portuguese travelling circus. They are some of Portugal’s...

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 Sierra Bermeja fire will ‘seriously’ increase possibility of flooding in Spain’s Estepona, expert warns

THE Sierra Bermeja fire, which raged through almost 10,000 hectares of land and claimed the life of an Infoca firefighter, will ‘seriously’ increase the...

EXPLAINER: These are the protected species whose habitat was destroyed in the Sierra Bermeja wildfire above Spain’s Costa del...

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are counting the cost of the damage from a wildfire that raged for six days and destroyed more than 10,000 hectares of woodland...

Spain’s Sierra Bermeja fire leaves dozens of animals burnt or with serious injuries

THE devastating flames from the Sierra Bermeja wildfire have destroyed almost 10,000 hectares of food, water and shelter the wildlife in the area need...

Spain’s Andalucia clamps down on use of poisoned baits for hunting purposes

THE JUNTA has reduced the use of poisoned bait against wildlife by almost 70%. Poisoned baits have been used as a method of pest control...

WATCH: Spanish national park has first visit from a brown bear in 150 years

A SPANISH national park has had its first reported visit by a brown bear for 150 years.  Cameras shooting a documentary recorded footage of the...

NEW 25,000 square metre park on Costa del Sol includes slides, wildlife area and sports facilities

The park includes three different connected platforms that follow the lie of the land

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