Archive for the ‘Canaries’ Category

California kingsnakes in Gran Canaria

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Tenerife tsunami

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
The northwest coast of Tenerife was destroyed by at least two massive tsunamis makes between 150,000 and 180,000 years ago. The waves towered 50 metres high and swept some 800 metres inland in an area of several square kilometers. There is no comparable risk of Tsunamis today on the island. El Mundo

Vultures followed humans to the Canaries

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

An ancient dragon

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Cory’s Shearwaters barbacued in Lanzarote

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Building craze threatens biosphere status of Lanzarote

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Many tourists travel to Lanzarote for nothing more than a sunny beach and a pitcher of sangria with a cliff-top view. But the Spanish Canary Island is also a Unesco biosphere site: an arid stretch of lava fields, salt marshes and coastal mountains where high-rises are taboo. And for decades, the island’s elegant-and-ecological style of tourism defied the…Read in The Independent

Californian snakes threaten Canarian biodiversity

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Lizard impaled by shrike

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

14 killer whales spotted in the Canaries

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

New biosphere reserves for Spain

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009