FIFTY volunteers took part in a study to determine the local population of this friendly creature, the chameleon.
The hunt for the reptile took place on the Paraje Natural de Cerro Gordo in La Herradura with volunteers, enthusiasts and school children taking part in the project which is designed to provide a census on the chameleon population.
The volunteers were joined by a specialist from the Estudio y Recuperacion de la Biodiversidad Almeriense (SERBAL) who gave the guests a quick briefing and educational talk before making their way up to the Atalaya to begin the search. The weekend excursion started at 7pm and lasted until 11pm where the team made their way down to the Playa de Cantarrijan for refreshments.
Chameleons are a protected species in Spain and their habitats and environments are closely monitored to maintain a healthy population.
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