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‘DIVERSITY OF NATURE’ IN ARAGÓN 3rd B. Comenius project 2009/10. LOARRE CASTLE.

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Comenius project 2009 10

‘DIVERSITY OF NATURE’

IN

ARAGÓN

3rd B

Comeniusproject 2009/10


Comenius project 2009 1172542

LOARRE CASTLE

The loarre castle is situated in Huesca, it is a romanesque castle. It was built in the 11th century by the king Sancho III. In this castle it was filmed the film `kingdom of heaven ´. Recentely the castle was presented as a candidate to become World Heritage Site.

RUBÉN PEIRÓ 3rd B


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River Piedra Nature Reserve

  • The Piedra is a short river in central north east Spain, a tributary of the river Jalón. It rises near Campillo de Dueñas, in the province of Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha. The Piedra has an irregular flow, due to the long dry season of the summer months, with often heavy rains in the spring and autumn. The average flow at Monasterio de Piedra is 1.22 cubic metres for second.

  • The waters have a high concentration of calcium carbonate which is deposited on the nearby plants the source, giving its name, Piedra.

Sara Casañ


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Ordesa park

The National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido is located in the central Pyrenees of Huesca, region of the Sobrarbe, Aragon Spain. The flora of the Park contains 1400 species in the Aragonese Pyrenees, of which 82 are e In more of 30 beaks of more than 3000 of the protected territory and can see near 100 species of the Alpine flora of the Pyrenees. One of the principal characteristics of the Park is the presence of big surfaces of cliffs and walls, since of gleras limestones, which there is great quantity of exclusive species of the Pyrenees, as Borderea pyrenaica, Harebell cochleariifolia, Ramonda myconi, Silene borderei, Androsace cylindrica, Pinguicula longifolia, Petrocoptis crassifolia, etc.xclusive plants The National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido there are a varied fauna and fruits of the different habitats that it shelters and of his approximation between the Continental Europe and the Mediterranean one. As the following animals:The roe-deer, the wild boar, the otter, the dun bear, otters, foxes, ginetas, marmots, wildcats, martens, dormice, badgers, squirrels, shy field mice, topillos, shrews, misbehavior of the Pyrenees, golden eagle, tawny vulture etc …of the Pyrenees.

Joshua Gascón 3rd B


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Vultures

One of themostimportantvarietyofvultures in AragonIs “lion”vulture. “White” vultures are alsoimportant and theyhave

Chosenthe Natural Park of rio Martin tohavesmallvultures

Eagles

In thisparkthere are 32 couplesof ”prdicera” eagles,

they are in danger of extinction. Spain has the 80% of total

“perdicera” eagles. Thisspeciesismedium- bigsice. Huesca has 3 coupes, Teruel 10 and 19 in Zaragoza.

Cristina Román


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THE MOLINOS CAVES

  • Molinos is a small village in the Teruel province. The caves have the name of the village and they where discovered in 1961. The caves have two parts: “The glass caves” and “The Baticambra caves”.

  • We can visit the interior of the caves where it is possible to see one lake an a big gallery full of the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and they have different shapes.

  • Lorena Gracia 3rdB


Iberian lynx

IBERIAN LYNX

The Iberian lynx sometimes referred to as the Spanish lynx, is a critically endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is the most endangered cat species in the world. According to the conservation group SOS Lynx, if this species died out, it would be the first feline extinction since the Smilodon 10,000 years ago.Both species occurred together in central Europe in the Pleistocene epoch, being separated by habitat choice.

The Iberian lynx is smaller than its northern relatives, and typically hunts smaller animals, usually no larger than hares. It also differs in habitat choice

Mihai Rus 3rd B


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  • Candanchú is a ski resort situated near the town of Canfranc in the High Aragon of the western Pyrenees (province of Huesca, Spain). This is also located near the road on the historical Camino de Santiago.

  • It has 59 km of marked pistes, it's one of the earliest developed resorts of the Pyrenees. It's known by its very difficult steep pistes, like the one called Tubo Zapatilla. The highest point is La Tuca peak, 2400 m, with a vertical drop of 900 m.

  • The base of the resort is a purpose-built town which includes several hotels and apartments and is situated at 1500 m. From there the main chair lifts provide access for the resort. The resort itself occupies two different high mountain valleys, defining two sectors: Pista Grande - El Tobazo, and La Tuca. The first one is the lower sector where the main town and the parking are situated, the upper La Tuca valley is accessed from there using a chair lift.

  • Candanchú offers a joint ski pass with the neighbouring resort of Astún.

  • SARA VEGA 3RD B


Peracense castle

PERACENSE CASTLE

-This in Peracense (Teruel, Aragon, Spain)

-It was built during the tenth and eleventh centuries.

-It was built in red sandstone called Rodeno.

-It was used in three wars and was Daroca jail.

-In 1987 he restored the Government of Aragon.

Sara Mallén 3º B


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Cañones del río mesa

The town of Jaraba, near the Sierra de Solorio, is located 124 km southwest of Zaragoza, the N-II and diversion in

Castejon de las Armas on the A-1501. The barrel section of interest is traversed by the road between the towns

of Jaraba and Calmarza.The section, with a length of 1.8 km, starts after bottling plant Jaraba and ends at the

entrance of the tunnel towards Calmarza. Along the stretch, the road follows the river at all times, there are several

possibilities to access the channel. (by Vicky Fernández)

River Mesa. Mesa River GorgesRiver: MesaRegion: CalatayudLocation: JarabaUTM coordinates (home stretch)30T 0593180 4559450UTM coordinates (final installment):30T 0601452 4559137Sheet No. 436 (Alhama de Aragón) of M.T.N. scale 1: 50,000

The Cut River Canyon Mesa is an important area for nesting colonies of griffon vultures and other rock-dwelling birds such as pigeons, jackdaws and jackdaws. Among the aquatic fauna, the river contains trout and found copies of otters.The flora in addition to the poplars and elms of the banks, limestone moors are home to major original remains of holm, rosemary, thyme and gorse, and Aleppo pine, Corsican rodeno and reforestation.


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Benasque Valley

The municipalities that are part of the valley are: Benasque and Sahún. In the first of these is the rise of Cerler, which is located the ski CerlerIn this valley is spoken Benasque, one speaks of transition between the Aragonese and Catalan.In it we find the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, highlighting Aneto of 3404 meters of altitude, and Posets. Most glaciers in the Pyrenees are in the Benasque Valley.The most characteristic animal Benasque Valley is the chamois (chamois), a small mountain goat that lives with the groundhog in the high mountains. Forests are common in roe deer, wild boar and wild cat.In the highest peaks occur snow. 1400 meters to 2300 meters found are forests of beech, fir and pines and, below, of oaks and Scots pine.

Ángel Tornos 3rd B


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sea of Aragon

A little over 100 km from Zaragoza, in the corner more oriental of the province,

the sea of Aragon in a landscaped paradise, that with 500 km. of coastline and

a elevated water temperature, therefore there are numerous activities.

It extends from “Mequinenza” to “Sástago” , up by the old channel of the “Ebro”.

A large inland sea,originated in the early seventies with the construction of the dam

in “Mequinenza”.this great body of water, with surface 7.450 ha, it has a width of

600 m. and depths around 60 m.

Ana Isabel Vallespín 3rdB


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The Sierra of Gúdar are Spanish mountains of the Iberian Range in the province of Teruel (Aragon). Gúdar Township, which gives its name to the mountains, is located in the foothills of the very, very close to Valdelinares and ski resort.

Description:

Located in the central sector of Maestrazgo Teruel, Sierra of Gúdar are the highest peaks of this sector-peak; Peñarroya is 2019 metres above sea level. It consists of a large dome of Cretaceous limestone and sandstone with a north-south orientation, fragmented by the river network that flows into the Alfambra, Linares and Mijares. Its western edge shows the outcrop of Triassic and Jurassic material while the inside is characterized by a predominance of tabular structural forms modeled in Aptian limestones. Signs of karstification and Quaternary periglacial make detailed modeling of the peaks.

Climate:

The Sierra of Gúdar has an extreme climate with cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation, irregular and not very abundant, ranging from 400 to 600 mm in the valleys, depending on the orientation of the same, to 700 mm in higher areas.

Flora and fauna:

On the slopes of the mountains, the vegetation is composed of poplars, junipers, pines, and willows; in the highest peaks, white pine and black pine share space. As for wildlife, highlights the abundance of prey, eagle, vulture, owl and short-eared owl, and the presence of mammals such as wild boar, goats, foxes, bobcats, badgers 'Tajudeen', genets and weasels.

VÍCTOR MACARRILA 3RD B

THE SIERRA OF GÚDAR IN TERUEL


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The rappel is a sistem of decrease by rope used in vertical surfaces. It’s used in places where the decrease is very difficult or complicated. The rappel is the decrease sistem more used, because all you need for do it is know the skill and take a little equipment and a rope. The rappel is used in excursions, mountainering, climbed of rock and other several activities.

RIGLOS MOUNTAIN RAPPEL

TAMARA LLORENTE MARTIN

3rd B


Muel dam rome

MuelDamRome

Muel Investigations have confirmed that the dam was built in the first century by the Legionnaires who founded the colony of Caesaraugusta for water supply. Of sediments that were deposited in the reservoir were developed different crops, houses and a necropolis with the bones of thirty individuals.

Olga Poza de Gracia 3ºB


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