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Divulgazeral

Divulgazeral is a window open to the multidisciplinary world of Environmental Sciences and a platform for scientific communication and discovery.

01 sep 2020

Discover the secrets of the red deer rut 2020

Azeral Environmental Sciences
Education and interpretation

Nature interpretationscience communication and ecotourism to enjoy the red deer and fallow deer rutting seasons in the Serranía de Cuenca


The arrival of autumn is an amazing time to enjoy Nature in the Serranía de Cuenca because two fascinating wildlife phenomenons happen in our wilderness: the Iberian red deer (Cervus elaphusand the fallow deer (Dama damarutting seasons. From mid-September until mid-October, a chorus of bellowing disrupts the peace of autumnal evenings in the...

01 dic 2019

Assessment of the sustainability of the European turtle-dove harvest

Jaime Rodríguez Estival
Science and management

Ensuring the viability of the European turtle-dove populations and the sustainability of its hunting goes through reducing hunting pressure and adopting agri-environmental and agroforestry measures that improve breeding and feeding habitats for the species in Europe


The European turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a long-distance migratory bird that spends winters in sub-Saharan Africa and that breeds across a large area of the Western Palaearctic, from the Iberian Peninsula to Russia....

01 nov 2019

ATTENTION! This is a climate emergency!

Jaime Rodríguez Estival
Environmental impacts

A global coalition of scientists has declared a "climate emergency" and warned that we are confronting a catastrophic threat to the human species whose consequences could very soon be irreversible if we do not make considerable changes to our consumption and lifestyle model.


Exactly 40 years ago, scientists began to warn us about the dangerous trends of climate change and its potential consequences for the world and for human beings. At that time they were already attempting to make our...

01 oct 2019

Crayfish and mining pollution: An unfortunate combination

Jaime Rodríguez Estival
Ecotoxicology

The consumption of red swamp crayfish from the former mining districts of Alcudia Valley and Almadén poses a risk to food safety owing to the accumulation of high levels of potentially toxic metals


The recreational fishing for self-consumption of the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) as a seasonal product is deeply rooted in the local culture throughout Spain, especially in rural areas. As a food product, this crayfish could be considered a healthy dish that provides a variety of...