The Ministry of Environment has made a ‘commitment’ to resume and complete sewage plant projects in the Doñana area after complaints made by the WWF in Spain about raw sewage discharges – five million litres per day – into streams in the area.
Sewage discharges in Doñana
The WWF has denounced the discharge of 5 million litres – equivalent to the contents of two Olympic sized swimming pools – per day of untreated residual waters into the Arroyo del Partido in the Parque Nacional de Doñana in Huelva.
Two hunters charged over death of Iberian Lynx
Seprona has indicted two hunters for their alleged involvement in the killing of an Iberian Lynx in Doñana last July.
Another Iberian Lynx found dead
Another Iberian Lynx from the Doñana Park area, the third within a week, has been found dead.
Two Iberian Lynx die within twenty-four hours
The deaths of two female Iberian Lynx within a period of 24 hours in Doñana effectively means the loss of 10% of the breeding population of this critically endangered species.
Ban on mollusc fishing in Doñana and Matalascañas
Fishing for molluscs has been banned in the maritime areas of Doñana and Matalascañas areas after high levels of harmful DSP toxins were found.
Body of Iberian Lynx found in Villamanrique
Experts from the Ministry of Environment have located the body of a female Iberian lynx, thought to be pregnant, on the Algodonera-Laguna road in San Lázaro in the muncicipality of Villamanrique de la Condesa, Sevilla. All the signs indicate the animal was hit by a vehicle.