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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Sand dunes debate
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Sand dunes debate

Sand dunes became the focus of attention this week, when the mayors of two towns criticised environmental group policy. The Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Commission of the Valencian Community, came...

Nature loving kids
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Nature loving kids

Youngsters from all over Spain have been learning about nature first hand, after being given the opportunity to carry out conservation projects at the Coto de las Salinas in the Regional Park of San Pedro del Pinatar...

El Hondo nature reserve centre
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

El Hondo nature reserve centre

Although there are numerous road-signs directing you to the 'Parc Natural del Fondo' (confusingly, 'Fondo' is Valencian for 'Hondo') it may be as well if I talk you through it. The simplest way...

Environmental education in Finestrat
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Environmental education in Finestrat

The controversial issue of tourism and its effect on the environment has been the subject of summer courses in Finestrat for the past three years. “We want ecological matters to be considered whenever the local...

Benissa’s coves
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Benissa’s coves

Valerie Thurlow has lived beside the Cala de la Fustera for the last 16 years but it has only been recently that she and some of her friends from the Club Fustera Residents’ Association have decided to raise their...

Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Protected area?

Torrevieja’s Nature Park is once again being contaminated by sewage waters from the town´s water purifying station. The spillage, according to political party Izquierda Verde, is affecting areas very close to the...

Preventing over-fishing
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Preventing over-fishing

Fishermen have never enjoyed an easy life and the conflict of interests arising from the dangers of over-fishing and the right to work are presenting an ever-greater problem. Now the Fishermen’s Guild in Calpe has won...

Plague on palms
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Plague on palms

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has established measures to eradicate and control the plague of Paysandisia Archon. Although this insect is native to South America, it has recently been detected in the...

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