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Extremaduran food

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

A B C D-E F-G-H I-J-K L-M-N O-P-Q R S T U-V-W-X-Y-Z Around the web Extremaduran cuisine (Wikipedia) Extremadura, Spain is known for the different ways of preparing the Iberian pork and the mutton. The main characteristics of the traditional Extremaduran cuisine were its simplicity, its lack of clutter and its low cost. ...

Earthquake in Andalucia and Extremadura

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

An earthquake of 6.3 on the Rictar scale with its epicentre 100km off Cabo de San Vicente, Portugal hit Andalucia and Extremadura. Although, there are no reports of injuries, its intensity is a reminder of the small potential of a large quake striking southern Iberia. See also earthquakes in Spain

Threat to important birding site in Extremadura

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The area around Sierra Brava Reservoir and Casas de Hitos is one of the most important wintering area for cranes, waterfowl and steppe birds in Extremadura. It is now under threat from the proposed building of several thermosolar power stations, which it appears could very easily be sited elsewhere. As ...

Lynx for Extremadura

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The first Iberian lynx are set to be transferred in 2010 to the new lynx breeding facilities in Zarza de la Granadilla, Extremadura, for their later release into the wild. extremadura24horas

Iberian lynx news 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A short summary of some news about the Iberian lynx in 2016: On the postive side: 176 Iberian lynx have been released into the wild since 2009. 40 more will be released in different areas of Andalucia, Extremadura and Portugal in 2017. Specifically these areas are: Portugal: Vale do Guadiana, Mértola Spain : ...

Eight Iberian Lynx reintroduced in Spain

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Today marks the beginning of the reintroduction of lynx in the central region of the Iberian Peninsula (Sierra Morena) by the  LIFE+Iberlince program. This area of Spain is considered to be one the historic distribution areas for this species and the release zone has been selected for future populations with ...

Wildlife trip report to Extramadura

Monday, December 13th, 2010

My friend Lisa has posted this excellent wildlife watching report to Extremadura. I love reports like this that don't just focus on the birds. Lots of interesting stuff on insects, amphibians and as you can see, she chanced upon these otters at a "a small, reed-fringed reservoir" somewhere near Torrejon ...

Andoni Canela

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

A badger running through the grass in Extremadura this May by the brilliant Spanish wildlife photographer Andoni Canela . More here More on Badgers in Spain

Wind farms and nature in Spain

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

A couple of articles on wind farms and their effect on nature and wildlife One of Spain’s last untouched landscapes, the Sierra de Gata in north-western Extremadura, may shortly be inundated with up to 19 wind farms. The Times And this piece by Steve West on his very nicely designed Birding in ...

Sounds of Spanish animals

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Valsaín forest near Segovia (El Mundo) A short run-around of Spanish animals sounds I've found on the web. Some remarkable grunting and snorting of Paca and Tola when they were bear cubs here. Emotive Iberian wolf howls from this Basque wolf site. The gruff barking of a roe deer and a ...