Archive for the ‘Valencia’ Category

Hermann’s tortoises for Valencia

Saturday, March 13th, 2010
More than three hundred Hermann’s tortoises, many previously kept as pets, have been released into the Sierra de Irta (Castellón). They appear to have adapted well to the area and may already be breeding. The aim is to build up a stable population in region. Although the only original population of Hermann’s tortoises in mailand Spain is in Sierra de L’Albera (Girona), other populations in Catalonia have been reintroduced in Delta del Ebro, El Garraf and Sierra del Montsant. There is a also a population on Mallorca and Menorca. (QuercusVia Wild Spain

Sparrows in Spain

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Electrical storm

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Petition to stop parany hunting

Monday, July 13th, 2009
The illegal trapping of thousands of migrant birds in Valencia could become legal again as hunters try to get legislation changed. The bird are caught using the technique known as parany, which involves trapping birds using poles covered with sticky bird lime. Although illegal in Spain, its continuing practice is rarely prevented. Birders can help by supporting the campaign against it. Birdwatch

Destruction of the Spanish coast

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Spanish fighting weasels

Saturday, August 9th, 2008