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Adrián Domínguez is a documentary photographer using storytelling to explore anthropological aspects around environmental issues. He is graduate in Audiovisual Arts (CEV) with studies of...
Tobacco plant is native from America, present in many of its ancient cultures as a sacred plant. The botanist Francisco Hernández de Boncalo brought the first seeds to Europe, in 1577, these were planted around Toledo in an area called the -Cigarrales- (for pests cicada); there’s where tobacco cultivation began in Europe, so some historians associate the name of -cigarro- with this fact. Tobacco is marketed worldwide (except Bhutan), some countries has restrictions by its adverse health effects (tobacco was not a social health problem until the Industrial Revolution and mass production). Extremadura represented 90% of country production; reduced over the years by the different economic and social policies (it has gone from 17,000 producers in the 90s to just 3,000 today).
The brave bull is the star of one of the best known affairs around the world and, at the same time, the most controversial Spanish tradition. The origin of this kind of bull found references in the primitive -urus- and it has not inhabited exclusively in Spain, but it is in this country where they found a stable settlement preserved until now. In other countries ended up exterminated considered an archaic zoological variety. There are references to religious holocausts and celebrating by the Celtiberian, where the bulls were sacrificed challenged in public performances. By the way this animal is present today in several customs (not allways cruel) around the Peninsula, also in the culinary culture
Rangelands occupies a considerable area, those nude forests, usually with Quercus species; oaks, or even pine or beech, it's a derivative of Mediterranean forest where human activity is intense (since neolitic communities) for the maintenance of tenable system by the hunting activity and the use of forest products; firewood, cork, animal breeding, mushrooms, etc. It is a system that integrates trees, grasses and forage, aimed to improving the performance of land within sustainability.
Dolmens[in Breton: large stone table], are megalithic constructions built between the late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Age. There are thousands in Western Europe. Its function is usually attributed to the collective grave, but also believed that it could be a way to claim a territory and strengthen the group identity (posibly previous to the cities of the Bronze Age). In the Iberian Peninsula there are detected several sets of these ancient constructions (Alentejo, Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Asturias, Basque Country, Aragon, Catalonia, Castilla-Leon and Castile-La Mancha). - Dolmen <<Data I>> in Aceña de la Borrega, Extremadura. www.adriandominguez.com/weland
During the meetting 'Sparsely populated and severly depopulated areas: a growing problem in the UE', held the last 1st and 2nd of June in Brusseles. It was the most important accomplished in Parliament on this matter.
Launched by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is sponsored by Atkins, supported by Forestry Commission England and managed by Parker Harris, the finalist works exhibition will be on june at the Royal Geographical Society of London (UK).
EU considers unoccupied a territory when it has fewer than eight inhabitants per square kilometer, a widespread matter in Spanish inlands and mountainous areas, below three inhabitants per square kilometer, it's a demographic desert that can be considered biologically deceased. Since 60s there was a breakdown of the rural world that has not yet managed to recover.
An overview of the situation of the Community in relation to the social objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, iincluding the identification and characterization of the most representative profiles of people at risk of poverty and social exclusion in Madrid.
You can see my reports on these matters at: http://www.adriandominguez.com