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Resting in freedom

As every morning, on Monday august 15th we turned on the camera that allow us to monitor from the distance, the daily going of the seals of the reserve “Costa de las Focas” at the inside of the breeding caves. We thought it would be…
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IN MEMORIAM- LUC HOFFMANN

Today, July 21, 2016, we have lost one of the people who has worked hardest towards the conservation of nature around the world, Mr. Luc Hoffmann. Founder of the World Wildlife Fund, a pioneer in the preservation of the Doñana wetlands and the father of…
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23 is a great number!

23 pups were born so far at “Costa de las Focas” reserve. It could seem just a number, nothing to be proud of…but the truth is that it means an incredible success. 23 pups and we are just starting the 6th month of 2016! We…
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A historic picture

José Antonio Valverde says on its memories, “Memories of a heterodox biologist”, that it was quite frequent to see mixed groups of mhorr gazelle (Nanger dama mhorr) and Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas neglecta) sharing the same resources on the 50s and 60s at the former…
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Energy to develop our work at “Costa de las Focas”

What has in common something as prosaic as electricity, with the protection of one of most endangered marine species of the world? Probably not much, except for the fact that with this blog we want to show as accurate as possible the conditions in which…
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Sahara is a good mother

Sahara is a female catalogued with the ID number 2145. Her first observation was on 1995 as an adult/subadult. She should be around 23 years of age. She gave birth to at least 10 pups, of which 9 survived to first molt. This means that…
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ALL OF US AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Our team works since 20 years ago, although with different acronyms, for the protection of the Mediterranean monk seal at Cabo Blanco peninsula. And if there is something that we learned is that the protection of seals or any other endangered species, cannot be understood…
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“Costa de las Focas” reserve is full of life

The birth of P805 on march of this year, was the starting point of the 2015 breeding season. One season that we hoped it would give us a new record regarding the number of pups born. And it happened that way!! 73 pups were born…
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One eyed

This adult male is very especial for us. Monitored since birth, the actual 2384 was named one eyed, because when pup, he lost one of his eyes. Born on October 2009, he was very easy to detect because of his distinguishable wound. Constantly monitored ever…
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The third eye

21 years went by since the placing of the first camera of video-surveillance on the entrance of cave 1. A pioneer event that allowed discovering the intimacy of the seals inside their cavernous home, where they haul out and breed. A very discreet method that…