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Pere Renom

“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 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

naturalisme

Insects that give us wings

published on 23.10.2019

Although insects generally produce rejection and we associate them with annoying or harmful bugs, they are really fundamental animals for the planet since they pollinate most flowers (including our crops), eliminate manure and corpses, they are key in many trophic chains and could even serve as food. The following spoke: Jorge Mederos and Gloria Masó, […]

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 […]

Living in the Pyrenees

published on 8.06.2011

We will see some of the animals that lived in the Pyrenees and some of those still living. We will see the marmots of the alpine meadows, the boreal owl of the mountain pine forests, and the trout. Also we will understand how glaciation have shaped the look of this range.

The microscopic world

published on 1.11.2010

With of a binocular loupe and a home microscope anyone can do an amazing journey into the world of microorganisms, a world inhabited by so strange creatures that seem like science fiction. The reporter Pere Renom visits a farmhouse accompanied by Rubén Duro, a biologist specialized in the production of documentaries on the microscopic world.

The Ports Mounts: land of goats and vultures

published on 22.10.2008

The reporter Pere Renom attends a spectacle of a safari: hundreds of vultures feast in one of the most extensive and wild mountainous areas of the Iberian Peninsula: the Ports. Also try to “catch” the emblematic animal of the natural park: the Hispanic goat.

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11.10.2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The […]

Rescue in the snow

published on 5.04.2006

The reporter Samantha Vall is buried under half a metre of snow to check if electronic tracking systems for avalanche victims are effective. Toni Mestres, from the studio, shows how work those directional antennas, in what principles are based, and explains what happens inside a cloud when forming snow. Meanwhile, biologist Pere Renom describes how […]