kira walker

I’m an independent journalist and photographer focusing on the environment and biocultural diversity across the Mediterranean and West Asia. Thanks for stopping by.

The Moorish invention that tamed Spain’s mountains | BBC Future Planet

An ancient Moorish invention has been providing water to the Sierra Nevada mountains for more than 1,000 years, making life

A dry wetland in Spain’s Doñana National Park following a summer of record heatwaves and drought

Pitted against profits, Spain’s biodiversity haven collapses | Al Jazeera

Overexploited aquifer, coupled with too many dry years, sends Doñana National Park’s biodiversity into freefall. Huelva, Spain – On a sweltering July

Southern Spain’s ancient water network sustains life but faces an uncertain future | Atlas Obscura

“Sowing water” in this mountainous region has been crucial for people, crops, and biodiversity for more than a millennium. HIGH