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« on: October 18, 2007, 14:21 PM »
Hi All,

Our latest offerings for the Olive Press

Information on the Spanish ibex at http://www.theolivepress.es/2007/10/11/the-goats-of-spain/

And information on the carob tree at http://www.theolivepress.es/2007/09/26/worth-its-weight-in-gold/


I have asked to get the terrible flashing and Google ads on the Olive Press website toned down a bit...  Sigh! I don't see why people can't have just a static image banner like the one I have on that site... :)

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 17:07 PM »
Enjoyed that thanks.

Never knew that Ordesa was created larely to protect the bucardo. Are you sure about it being the main reason? Interesting.

My nearest ibex are up on Montserrat where they were introduced some years back. There's also a much larger population in Els Ports.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 19:28 PM »
Hi Nick and All,
re. your question as to whether the Ordesa National Park was set up to protect the Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica  -  there are some comments and links below. Of course this was only part of the reason which also includes the Lammergeyers, the endemic plant life, natural beauty and geography of the area too. 


Uno de los principales argumentos para que en 1918 se declarará este espacio Parque Nacional fue la presencia de la última población salvaje de Bucardo o cabra montés (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) uno de los elementos zoológicos más destacables dentro de la fauna del Parque. http://www.pirineos.com/article/articleview/190/2/

Desde principios de este siglo el bucardo estaba considerado como una especie en regresión, lo que motivó que en 1918 se declarase el valle de Ordesa como parque nacional, protegiendo también al bucardo. La última evidencia de cría de esta especie data de 1987, y en 1990 se cifró su población en diez ejemplares, aunque existen serias dudas sobre dicha estimación. Sin embargo no fue hasta 1994 cuando se iniciaron los trabajos de campo, en los que se detectaron sólo tres hembras, capturándose una de ellas en enero de 1996, la cual murió al poco tiempo.
http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/spip.php?article1116

The two Pyrenean national parks cover 61 315 ha. The ‘Parque nacional de Ordesa’ was
set up in 1918 with the particular object of protecting the range of the Pyrenean ibex
already threatened by hunting.
4.4.1 National parks Page 34

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 19:42 PM »
Thanks for that Sue
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 23:03 PM »
The Dehesas of Extremadura....

Finally the Olive press are placing all the links as we like them....

http://www.theolivepress.es/2007/10/25/the-dehesas-of-extremadura

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 07:34 AM »
I was surprised at the height of Monfragüe - only 750m? I hadn't noticed that when I read the article on Wildside Holidays.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2007, 10:56 AM »
I'm surprised too. That's only 100 more odd than Madrid and 170 more than Tibidado

A favourite by Extremoduro

Desde que tú no me quieres
yo quiero a los animales
y al animal que más quiero
es al buitre carroñero
es al buitre carroñero.
Desde que tú no me quieres
yo todos los días me muero
y alimento con mi carne
en Monfragüe buitres negros
en Monfragüe buitres negros.

http://www.extremoduro.com/disco_rock_transgresivo.php
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007, 11:02 AM »
But of course, I had forgotten, Mon/Monte does not necessarily mean mountain -

It seems it comes from the Latin mons fragorum - monte denso.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_Nacional_de_Monfrag%C3%BCe

Monte meaning merely an area with dense vegetation.
Monte Mediterranean is often taken to mean Mediterranean forest.

Much of Spain is classified as monte , yes meaning 'hill', or 'hills', but also undulating forested wilderness, rather than hills per se, akin perhaps to the Aussies' 'bush'. This is what the Real Academia says of monte:

1. m. Gran elevación natural de terreno.
2. Tierra inculta cubierta de árboles, arbustos o matas.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2007, 11:04 AM by nick »
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007, 16:21 PM »
Latest article at the Olive Press dispels some myths about those big nasty wasp things....

Hornets..The gentle giants of the wasp world!

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2007, 10:49 AM »
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