Archive for January, 2011

Doñana threats

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Good short summary of the threats facing Doñana by Wildlife Extra here: dredging of the river Guadalquivir, thousands of acres of illegal strawberry farms and paddy fields guzzling up the water and a proposed oil platform. And this is called the jewel of Spain’s national parks.

Basque cave painting of bears

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


Rather wonderful cave painting from Ekain in the Basque County of two bears. They apparantly represent brown not cave bears. They date from 14,500-10,000 years ago.

More in English and how to visit a nearby replica here. Pictures from here.