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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Prevent avalanches

published on 6 02 2019

The reporter of the program Pere Renom ascends with skis of mountain to the Cap des Clòsos, a summit of the Valley of Aran of 2.417 meters of altitude, opening trace through the snow. He is accompanied by two experienced mountaineers, one of whom, Ivan Afonso, survived an avalanche 20 years ago. From this experience […]

Archeology of a shipwreck

published on 9 01 2019

In the first century BC, a Roman ship sailing along the Costa Brava (Girona) was surprised by a storm, hit the Formigues Islands and was shipwrecked. Its remains were preserved intact at 45 m depth for 2,000 years. The Center of Underwater Archeology of Catalonia (CASC) carries out an excavation campaign to study the loading […]

De-extinction: to revive a species

published on 19 12 2018

In Masjoan at Espinelves (Girona) there is a collection with more than 250 species of stuffed birds, gathered by the naturalist Marià Masferrer Rierola in the late nineteenth century. Among the various species there is the Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), a bird native to the United States, which was extinct in 1918 by hunting and […]

Montsant, peace and silence

published on 20 10 2015

The range of Montsant is located away from main roads and has no road and no track that passes. This makes it particularly quiet. For this reason it is a refuge for very sensitive species such as Bonelli’s eagle, the native crayfish, several bats or yew forests. It also locates Somereta an endemic insect species […]

Minorca: a mosaic of biodiversity

published on 15 06 2011

The island of Menorca is 50 km long and has 12,000 km of stone walls that divide the territory and promote the simultaneous presence of tilled fields, crops, forests, bushes and meadows. The island is also dotted with about 100 temporary ponds populated by many aquatic organisms. One of the more relevant is the tadpole […]

The water channel Segarra-Garrigues

published on 9 04 2008

The program shows exclusive images of the construction of the channel Segarra-Garrigues that will irrigate a surface seven times greater than the municipality of Barcelona and will ensure water intake of Cervera and other locations. But the transformation in irrigated lands the drylands of Lleida threat an exceptional ecosystem and brings to the table the […]

Fishing drowns

published on 3 10 2007

The European Union has suspended the fishing of bluefin tuna because it is near extinction. Meanwhile, the journal “Science” published that in 2048 the markets could run out of fish because the populations of most commercial species are being depleted. What measures should be taken to avoid economic collapse and environmental disaster? Are we on […]

Sahara, the limit of life

published on 23 05 2007

Quèquicom travels to the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, to see how survive the humans, animals and plants. The reporter Pere Renom captures some animals from this area like differents especies of gerbil, and spiny-tailed lizard. He also detects traces of dorcas gazelle and watches the desert hare and Fennec, and explains some of their physiological […]

The Mediterranean monk seal

published on 11 04 2007

The reporter Pere Renom travels to the Cabo Blanco peninsula on the coast of Mauritania, to see the last great Mediterranean monk seal colony and know what is being done to preserve it. Also navigates to the Columbrete Islands to study one of the last places in the Western Mediterranean where it disappeared.

The Ebro River: invaders and invaded

published on 24 01 2007

Although the Ebro is one of the best preserved large rivers in Europe, is also the scene of an environmental conflict between native and invasive species. To understand this conflict the reporter Pere Renom will practise kayaking on some of the wildest corners of the Ebro river. He will find naiades, a group of freshwater […]