Archive for the ‘Cantabria’ Category

Brown bear population in Spain 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
 The population of brown bears in the Cantabrian mountains 2013 has reached more than 200, with 34 cubs raised in  2010. More here

Bear in camera trap

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Summer love

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Lisa over at has an interesting account  of how at least one pair of Cantabrian bears has bred later in the year, in late August, instead of May-June, presumably because of climate change. More here

Hundreds of puffins found dead on Cantabrian coast

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Altamira to reopen to visitors

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Documentary about bears

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Interesting documentary from TVE about bears in the Cordillera Cantábrica with Guillermo Palomero, President of Fundación Oso Pardo. Watch here

Wolves in the Picos de Europa

Monday, February 1st, 2010
Lisa has written this well researched article on her excellent Picos de Europa page on the population and status of  wolves in the Picos de Europa, the only national park in Spain where they are present:
…an estimate of 5 packs within the park and its immediate surrounding areas. Of these family groups they estimate that each consists of between 5-9 family members, giving a minimum 25 and maximum of 45 individuals, not including the few probable loners. These figures are far below those claimed by local farmers.

Picos de Europa online

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
My friend Lisa who used to write the bear news on iberianature has finally brought on line her long-awaited Picos de Europa guide. This looks likely to become the English-language guide to those stunning mountains. There’s lots of interesting nature stuff on the web including Poison, Palencia and Picos and Return of the Lammergeier.

Cantabrian bear groups rejoined

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Increase in brown bear population

Monday, July 27th, 2009