(ES) Cousteau y la foca monje


The last refuge of the monk seal

Here the link to the article recently appeared in El País Semanal, signed by José Naranjo and that summarizes and updates the information of the monk seal colony in Cabo Blanco.

We keep growing!

On December 26, a new maximum was broken in the periodic counts of individuals that we do every week in each breeding cave. There were no fewer than 149 individuals together on the beach inside the Cave 3. Adding the samples counted in the other…

Commemorative plaque to Jean Paul Taris

A few years ago, we baptized with the name of Jean Paul Taris cave 7, in honor of one of the people who most believed and supported our project from the MAVA Foundation, and who died in 2015. Recently we have received the visit of…
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4k technology is coming at Cabo Blanco

Cabo Blanco peninsula is located in the middle of the Western coast of the Sahara desert. The colony is on its west side, in a stretch with cliffs over 10 m high, at the base of which are the marine caves that seals use, facing…
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Keeping the reserve clean

Conservation agents clean the reserve every month. The garbage removed is mostly plastic and traces of fishing nets, very dangerous for seals. Large amounts of waste accumulate on the beaches where seals eventually come to rest, so this work is maintained over time, and is…
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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…

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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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…