Fears for wolf population after ‘catastrophic’ wildfire in Spain

Blaze in Sierra de la Culebra mountains in Zamora province destroyed 30,000 hectares of woodlandThe Spanish government has declared the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range in Zamora province a catastrophe zone after a fire destroyed 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of woodland, raising fears for the future of the local wolf population.The decision gives the Castilla y León region immediate access to €2m (£1.7m) in economic recovery funds to help make good the damage caused by the worst fire in a decade, which destroyed a huge swathe of the 600 square kilometre biosphere reserve in north-west Spain. Continue reading...

Fears for wolf population after ‘catastrophic’ wildfire in Spain

Blaze in Sierra de la Culebra mountains in Zamora province destroyed 30,000 hectares of woodland

The Spanish government has declared the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range in Zamora province a catastrophe zone after a fire destroyed 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of woodland, raising fears for the future of the local wolf population.

The decision gives the Castilla y León region immediate access to €2m (£1.7m) in economic recovery funds to help make good the damage caused by the worst fire in a decade, which destroyed a huge swathe of the 600 square kilometre biosphere reserve in north-west Spain.

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