Maribel Adrián y Plácido Rodríguez, 30 years breeding birds in an ornithological paradise


Maribel and Plácido are biologists. In 1987, they bought a rural property, used in the past as a rubbish tip. It’s located near the Sevillian municipality of La Puebla del Río (Andalusia), and the Doñana Natural Reserve. 30 years later, thanks to their passion for birds and an incredible restoration work, this place has become […]

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Cuttings and transplants to save Doñana’s native carnation, a species at risk


Two out of every ten species of Spanish flower are at risk of extinction. One of them is the Dianthus inoxianus, an indigenous carnation from the sands of Doñana and capable of surviving 20 days without water. Scientists from the research group ‘Reproductive Plant Ecology’ of the University of Seville are working out a way […]

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