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Pretty good news this month in that the Wildside Holidays website has won for the category “Walking Tours of the Year – Spain” in the 2022/23 Corporate live wire Prestige Web Awards. Its nice to be recognised for sustainability and our efforts to promote environmentally walking and wildlife holidays across Spain. We get a banner for the website but most importantly a bit of press coverage and links from the relevant websites which is always good for more site traffic.
About Wildside Holidays: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/about-wildside-holidays/
Wildside Holidays on You Tube
Recently we created a YouTube channel for Wildside Holidays as there seem to be so many people that have some fantastic nature videos. The idea is to create a catalogue of wildlife, scenery and cultural clips organized into categories such as bugs and beasties, birds, mammals, reptiles, views etc (just like the Iberia Nature Forum). These videos will point to relevant websites for more information.
If you have any clips or videos that you would like to submit, just email me or leave a comment and we’ll get it published straight away. Maybe you’ve got some videos already on facebook or other social media that could also be published on the new YouTube channel? Let me know!
Site traffic continues to grow
Last month the homepage of Wildside Holidays reached 30.000 search impressions and over 3000 clicks. When we include all of the dedicated wildlife and natural park pages we have almost reached 100,000 impressions and 10,000 clicks over the last 28 days. Content is king on the internet, it always has been and it always will be, meaning that the quality content published on Wildside Holidays is reflected in these impressive search stats.
Over at the Iberia Nature Forum there are some fascinating new topics. Why not join in?
Exactly how many wild boar are there in Spain?
Is there any truth ever published in the press about invasive hornet species? (Actually it was this subject that prompted the new YouTube channel…)
Fascinating history of Aurochs and Neanderthals In Huelva province
Well, it looks like the blistering summer of 2022 is coming to an end? Temperatures across the Iberian peninsular are begining to drop and with a bit of luck over the next few weeks we might even get a bit of rain to dampen off the parched ground and give a bit of respite to the wildife struggling with the drought conditions. So here’s a bit of news from the Iberia Nature Forum.
Lots of new topics at the Iberia Nature Forum and the news that the young bearded vulture that hatched in Andalucia just over a year ago has made it all the way to North Africa is great for the people behind the project. This is the first recorded migration for a bearded vulture in over 50 years. Check out the sat map of “Boni’s” journey here: https://iberianatureforum.com/forums/topic/bearded-vulture-migrates-across-the-strait-of-gibraltar/
A recent road trip through Castilla la Mancha and a visit to the Ciudad Encantada in Cuenca. What a fantastic place! https://iberianatureforum.com/forums/topic/ciudad-encantada-in-cuenca/ Anyone else been there?
The ever troubled Tablas de Daimiel National park is still struggling. To be honest, one wonders how much longer they will keep the protected park status if the decline continues : https://iberianatureforum.com/forums/topic/tablas-de-daimiel-national-park/
Any tips for finding ancient trees in Spain? Some links and info here but always great to hear of more: https://iberianatureforum.com/forums/topic/ancient-trees/
Why not take a break from “social networks” and join in with the talk at the Iberia Nature Forum? No ads, no popups… Just quiet conversations about the wildlife, culture and geology of Iberia.
See you soon!
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Well, the Iberia Nature Forum continues to (re) grow and it’s great to see a few people taking some time away from the major social networks to add their input to a fully searchable forum (Where your posts don’t get lost) about the wildlife and natural history of Spain.
The photo above is of a black vulture with news appearing on various channels today of this species nesting in Aragón for the first time in 100 years….. 🙂
Some great photos
Spring is in the air and its great to see some excellent images uploaded to the forum by Susanne…
Rules about dogs in natural parks?
An interesting question and topic about rules and regulations for dogs out and about in natural parks which we can’t seem to get to the bottom of…..
Diclofenac has killed Spanish vultures
Such a shame to see that the diclofenac topic rears its ugly head again with the news that vultures are dying in Spain due to diclofenac poisoining. (Diclofenac was approved in Spain and other European nations in recent years because farmers, drug companies and regulators argued that cattle carcasses were disposed of differently in Europe than in India. This meant vultures would not be able to eat meat tainted with diclofenac.)….
Anyone seen a slow worm?
And on a lighter note, have you ever seen a slow worm in Spain and how far south was it?…..
Take care, have a great winter and hope to see you soon on the Iberia Nature Forum!