Iberia: natural history and environment

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The environment, geography, nature and landscape of Spain

Monday, September 13, 2004

Iberian Badgers


I probably should be talking about the 250,000-35o,000 tonnes of toxic waste found the other day resting in the Flix reservoir just waiting to do to the Ebro Delta what the PP failed, but instead I'm going to talk about badgers.

Badgers are found throughout mainland Spain from the green forests of the Cantabrica to the semi-desert scrubs of Almeria, but are absent from... Read

Tossa de Mar Shark

Following on from the thing on 'bites and stings in the sea' (see below), I came across this on a newsgroup: > "A few years ago a female was caught near Tossa de Mar (Gerona Spain). Is it true that the local authorities silenced the news because of tourism?
Yes, indeed they did.... unsuccessfully
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Speaking of fish, I've added a complete (?) list of freshwater fish of Spain in Spanish, English and Latin here.

Rabies update: Spain had NO CASES of rabies in 2003. (source WHO)

Monday, September 06, 2004

Fire


Predictions at the start of a summer of a “complicated” summer in terms of fire have unfortunately been proven correct. Andalusia has been worse hit, having had its worst year since 1991 when 65,544 hectares were burnt. Read

Friday, September 03, 2004

Return of the Wolf


Spain is one of the last remaining refuges of the European wolf. The population is slowly recovering from its 1970 low of 400-500 odd individuals with current (2003) figures estimated at 2,500, almost 30% of European wolf numbers outside the ex-USSR. Read

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Mega-tsunami returns

I’ve been looking though the news to see what I’ve missed while I was away. Fire, fire and fire is basically the answer. Something on this blight soon, but first that story about the Canarian mega-tsunami engulfing the US eastern seaboard has been doing the rounds again. The Benfield Hazard Research Centre, the British research unit responsible for... Read

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