Spain nature news – April 2007

  • Â 26/04 Reintroduced bear in French Pyrenees has two cubs. Photo Hvala, the mother, shortly after being released in 2006. (El Mundo) See bears in Spain

  • 20/04 Illegal trapping impeding growth in Cantabrian bear numbers (FAPAS)
  • 18/04 Largest tree in Andalucia listed in Sierra de los Filabres, Almeria, remnant of an ancient Mediterranean forest. (El Mundo)

  • 16/04 Very hot dry February (INM)
  • 16/04 Almeria gazelles return to Senegal. (El Mundo). The Dorcas gazelles (Gazella dorcas neglecta) have been raised in Almeria as part of reintroduction programme. Video here El Pais More here from wikiepdia

  • 12/04 WWF claim 20,000 raptors poisoned in Spain in last 15 years! (El Mundo)
  • 11/04 Drought may be over. Reservoirs recovering (Consumer)
  • 10/04 Climate change to reduce rains in Spain by 40% (Consumer)
  • 10/04 Two more lynxes born in captivity making 7 surviving ones this year (Junta de Andalucia)
  • The two lynxes rejected by mother die (El Pais) . Rejection is common among first time mothers who “feel” they cannot raise cubs.
  • 02/04 Endemic Spanish Minnow ( Jarabugo – Anaecypris hispanica) under serious threat in Guadiana basin (El Pais)
  • 01/04 Wolves returning to Ávila and Segovia but under threat elsewhere (El Pais)
  • 01/04 Three more lynx cubs born in captivity but one is eaten by mother (El Pais)

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