Post-fire recovery mission for Sierra Gador

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Post-fire recovery mission for Sierra Gador
Participants on a fact-finding mission to assist recovery after the fire Photo credit: Berja town hall

BERJA town hall and Almeria University recently held the first of their Citizens’ Science excursions.

This was their first opportunity for both institutions to present their Regenera Berja (Regenerate Berja) initiative for the recovery of Sierra Gador after last year’s fire.

Participants not only from Berja but also El Ejido and Vicar

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received explanations beforehand on obtaining information and processing their observations on the iNaturalist website to provide an overall picture of the progress that vegetation and wildlife are making in the wake of the fire.

These findings will help biologists and botanists to assess the environment’s natural response to the disaster and assist them in developing a recovery plan.

The organisers of the Regenera Berja project are currently putting the finishing touches to a programme of activities over the coming months.  This includes collecting seeds in late spring and early summer, a nature walk in May and joint activities with the Almeria branch of the Sociedad Española de Ornitologia (Spanish Birdwatching Society).



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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