Chameleon Census

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes

LHR Chameleon CensusOver 50 volunteers combed the Paraje Natural de Cerro Gordo Saturday evening in search of chameleons in an effort to establish a census.

The search, which was baptised with the name: In Search of the Andalusian Dragon, lasted from 19.00h to 23.00h, starting out from the Mirador de Cerro Gordo,

A specialist belonging to the Estudio y Recuperación de la Biodiversidad Almeriense (SERBAL) gave a chat about this unique creature, describing its habitat and general distribution. He also spelt out what to do when a volunteer came across a specimen.

The volunteers worked their away along the footpath that leads out to the look-out tower (atalaya) and then along the footpath that leads down from the Mirador de Cerro Gordo to Playa de Cantarriján.

Chiringuito La Barraca on the said beach provided refreshment so that the volunteers could ‘recharge’ for the walk back up to the Mirador and from there, back to their respective homes.

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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