News roundup 1

Here’s a new section with brief descriptions and feeds to news articles which because of time, interest and space I haven’t written about in more detail.

  • Latest lynx bulletin with details of all the breeding facilities under construction (Programa ex-situ pdf)
  • 500 animals killed in a year along a single road crossing Doñana, including two lynxes (Consumer)
  • Bunkering, the refueling of tankers in the Straits of Gibraltar, causing a “silent” oil slick. (Consumer)
  • Invasion of American plant Baccharis halimifolia,a serious threat to Urdaibai wetlands (El Pais)
  • Ski project in Sierra Nevada a threat to birdlife (El Pais)
  • Cold winter predicted this year (Alfred Picó)
  • Castilla y León approves three golf courses in Villanueva de Gómez, Ávila, despite huge environmental impact. 7000 homes planned for village of 143 inhabitants.  (SEO