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Beaver erradication begins

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The plan to eradicate (or at least control) the population of beavers, illegally introduced into the River Ebro several years ago, has begun with the live capture of three animals. La See also Beavers in Spain (Iberianature)

Beavers in Spain – Castores en España 2

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Following on from the Beavers in Spain news, European beaver expert Dr Duncan Halley of the Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning has very kindly written this facinating piece for Iberianature on the Navarran beavers. "The reasoning of the Spanish authorities, that allowing illegal reintroductions to take place sets a bad precedent, ...

Beavers in Spain – Castores en España 1

Friday, December 7th, 2007

News has been released today (El Pais) of the existence of a secret colony of beavers in Spain, and the plan to eradicate it. The beavers currently live along the River Aragon and River Cidacos between La Rioja, Aragon and Navarra. The plan to eradicate the beaver is polemical ...

Basque whaling tradition

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

This is a bit from The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky, an interesting if somewhat nationalistic portrait of that remarkable corner of the Iberian Peninsula. There's a big section on whaling, from which I leave you all: Â Seal of the Basque town of Biarritz, 1351, with whaling ...