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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Finestrat - a leading light

Congratulations to Finestrat for being the first town in the Valencia area and the fourth in the whole of Spain to start using ecological or ‘green’ electrical energy. This forward-thinking town offers its residents...

Environment Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Torre Blanca is the high spot

Spain’s highest mountain in the Picos de Europa has been determined as Torre Blanca in Cantabria, putting an end to years of arguments between mountaineers as to which peak was the highest.
Experts from the Club...

Environment Fri, Oct 17, 2003

The Mediterranean - Mare Nostrum

Perhaps one of the greatest attractions to finding solace alongside the Mediterranean is the sight of the sun sparkling off gently undulating waves. Seemingly endless expanses of ultramarine blue cast their magical...

Environment Wed, Oct 15, 2003

Presentation of 'Libro Blanco Prestige'

The president of the Principality of Asturias, Vicente Alvarez Areces and the president of the Government of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla have presented, in Santander, the "White Book on the Prestige" where a...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Request to halt construction of Torrevieja park

Last Wednesday ecological association Friends of the Southern Marshes of Alicante (ADSA) asked the Ministry for the Environment to “immediately halt” work on the new park in Torrevieja, which is to house a mud...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Planting trees to save forests

Over 200 new trees have been planted on the slopes of Mount Montgó by thirty volunteers, many of them members of the Marina Alta anti-forest fire group. The activity was just one of many events organised by the park...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

New sea-life reserves

Earlier this week, the councillor for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Gema Amor, visited the marine reserve at the Isla de Tabarca to check her department's work on the conservation and protection of the...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Disney inspires young ecologists

A competition sponsored by Disney channel for children from 6,000 schools all over Spain will be held at Valencia’s city of science and arts this year. The contest involves presenting an idea or an invention to help...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Dénia town hall barking mad over tree

A unique and ancient tree was at the centre of a row this week, between a local business and Denia Town Hall.
The 300 year-old ‘ponytail palm’, is owned by the Natar SL company and a decision was made to...

Environment Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Benissa cleans up

Three boats and 40 people picked up 50 kilos of rubbish from the Benissa coastline last Sunday. Volunteers of many nationalities and all ages met at the Les Bassetes yacht club and spread out between the Bassetes cliffs...

Environment Wed, Oct 8, 2003

Ecologist on hunger strike

Rafael Mancera, president of the Alwadi-ira Ecologist Association of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Seville), today began a hunger strike onboard an inflatable boat on the Guadaíra river to protest against the pollution of the...

Environment Thu, Oct 2, 2003

Imperial Eagle conservation project

The Castilla y León autonomous government today approved the Recuperation Plan of the Iberian Imperial Eagle in this area, which aims to protect this bird considered to be in danger of extinction. According to the...