Wolves back in force across Spain

A quietly released report says that breeding programmes have successfully re-introduced wolves into Spain, with over 2,000 wolves roaming the centre of the country. There are about 250 packs being tracked by biologists, with one pack just outside Madrid, some 40 miles up into the hills. “As wolf numbers grow so does the number of attacks on animals. From 2005 there were about 1,500 attacks a year. Then in 2008 it jumped to over 2,000,” Continue reading Wolves back in force across Spain

Government debating closing public areas in favour of hunters

Minister of Defense goes hunting

The Government is debating a bill which will close public wild areas to all but licensed hunters at certain points in the year. The idea is that whenever the fancy takes the local hunters, they can whistle up the Guardia, put up a couple of signs, and should some poor fool walking his dog enter the forbidden area from the side not signposted and be shot in the head, it’s his fault. The bill would Continue reading Government debating closing public areas in favour of hunters

Panama Canal fiasco could affect Corvera airport if Sacyr can’t raise cash…

So currently, Murcia region and Sacyr the construction company are negotiating a deal to continue with the process to open Corvera airport. Sacyr allowed the deal to run the airport to elapse whilst playing hardball with Murcia region last year over a 200 million euro bond that was due, and that Sacyr was refusing to pay. The bond was eventually rescued by a 40 million euro loan to Murcia from the central State, and, in Continue reading Panama Canal fiasco could affect Corvera airport if Sacyr can’t raise cash…

Mojacar Spring Break back for another year this April

Despite the best efforts of the Lady Mayor to ban it, Mojacar Spring Break is back this 10-13th April 2014, with the promise of bringing thousands of youngster from across Spain to the beaches of Mojacar “from just €129”. Parties in the Mandala and other discos are all included. Parties, I see, are limited to 2000 people due to space concerns. US cities make a huge amount out of “spring break” tourism by using the Continue reading Mojacar Spring Break back for another year this April

High winds knock over Madrid’s main Xmas trees

Two enormous Christmas trees in Madrid have been knocked over by high winds this morning. The trees, in Plaza de Colon and Cuesta de Moyano, fell before gusts of over 100kph. Nobody was hurt. Madrid townhall is asking residents to make sure everything on their baloneys is properly fastened down to avoid accidents.