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Back to Spain

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After travelling to the Middle East, our work required us to spend one more week in Algeciras, Spain. Our friends/hosts, you see, live in an unattached house (a rarity in Spain, where most people live in apartments); and that house is only a few minutes’ walk from the delta of the Palmones River.

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Birds of Spain

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Spain, with its vibrant culture and natural beauty, has always been at the top of my list of countries to visit. Raúl Tomás of Wildglimpses just put together a brief but breathtaking look at the birds of Spain. If your head hasn’t yet been filled with dreams of the avians of España, wait until you see this video.

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

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The distinctive shape of the antlers is typical of stags in Central Spain An impressive multi-pointed Red Deer stag , photographed in Norfolk where such big stags are not unusual thanks to good feeding When birding abroad, I’ve seen Roe in many different countries, from France to Greece. and Mountain Hares in Scotland and Scandinavia.

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King Juan Carlos, Honorary Head of World Wildlife Fund Spain, Caught in Elephant Hunt

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King Juan Carlos of Spain, Honorary President of WWF Spain, is recovering in hospital after breaking his hip in Botswana where he was on an elephant hunt. Whilst not illegal, it shows a complete disregard for his 'subjects' and total contempt for his role as 'Honorary President of WWF Spain'. From the Wildlife Extra News.

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An Animal Welfare First in Spain

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Nacho Paunero, President of El Refugio, notes that this is the first time in Spain that someone has been fined for abandoning their animal at the doors of a refuge. He considers it a step forward in the protection of animals in Spain. Tags: spain dogs.

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Royal Decree Issued in Spain Over Animal Welfare

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But some industry experts doubt Spain, a nation which has an unemployment rate above 20% and a stagnant economy, can afford to pay out €300m to farmers. Others have suggested that the amount of money allocated would only be enough to assist half the Spanish egg industry to convert.

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Best Birds of my First Year with 10,000 Birds

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Iberian Green Woodpecker, Madrid, Spain. Greater Flamingo, Málaga, Spain. I had to go to southern Spain to knock that one off my bucket list. Seeing White Storks in Spain this year was pretty cool, too. And the winner is… Eurasian Hoopoe, Madrid, Spain. I just haven’t seen any of them. I mean, come on!

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