The Gran Canaria blue chaffinch has been recognised as a separate species and goes straight on the Red List as one of the world's most endangered birds
09.12.2016: African air flows over Gran Canaria from today and will be around all weekend. It brings clear skies, warm temperatures and a bit of dust.
Contrary to popular belief and what most guidebooks say, there are sandy beaches in north Gran Canaria and Bocabarranco is one of them.
04.12.2016: The weather this week should improve with unseasonably high temperatures, plenty of sunshine and maybe a spot of calima towards the end of the week.
The two main areas of the Puerto Rico shopping centre are to be refurbished by reputable local firm SATOCAN.
03.12.2016: Gran Canaria is due cloud, strong wind and showers starting on Saturday afternoon.
Tejeda village is the top rural wonder in Spain, according to a popular vote organised by Top Rural.
28.11.2016: While the south of Gran Canaria will get plenty of sunshine, expect a bit of everything all over Gran Canaria this week.
A cool, wet front arrives late on Monday night and will sweep over Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands on Tuesday bringing cloud, wind and showers.
18.11.2016: East winds have pushed African air over the Canary Islands bringing sunshine, high temperatures and a bit of dust.
The ink is still fresh on the contract but we can confirm that Elton John plays Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on July 18 , 2017.
First, we had as-yet unconfirmed rumours that Elton John was playing Gran Canaria in 2017 and now it's America's Best Rock And Roll Band's turn to tease us.
The epic, cliff-edge GC-200 road that runs between La Aldea and Agaete on Gran Canaria's west coast is now closed permanently after a 300-tonne rockfall.
14.11.2016: A blob of high-altitude cold air is currently sweeping over the Canary Islands and could bring showers to north Gran Canaria today.
Local press reports indicate that Hollywood A-lister and star of Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman comes to Gran Canaria in December to film scenes from fantasy drama Down A Dark Hall.
07.11.2016: The rain is drifting away from Gran Canaria and the rest of the week will be sunny with the odd cloud.
Exclusive photos from the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Puerto de Mogán in Puerto de Mogán; Gran Canaria's newest 5-Star hotel due to open in December 2016.
02.11.2016: A mini version of the bad weather that hit Gran Canaria last week is due to arrive on Friday and hang around on Saturday.
28.10.2016: The rain has moved off to the north and the next week will be sunny with a touch of dust over the weekend.
23.10.2016: The rain arrives overnight in Gran Canaria and peaks on Tuesday.
Wind: 42 km/h
There are mosquitos in Gran Canaria but they are rare in the resorts and don't carry any infectious diseases. Here's what to do to avoid the pests.
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