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Improving knowledge and understanding about socio-environmental issues on Ibiza

The Sustainability Observatory project was started in 2018, in order to track the evolution of socio-environmental issues on Ibiza from a data-driven, scientific perspective. The aim is to guide priorities and actions for the conservation of the island from a position of knowledge.

A small team gathers and analyses data annually across a wide range of indicators such as biodiversity, waste, water, energy, territory and tourism. The indicators are based on both public sources, such as the Balearic Regional Government or the Consell of Ibiza, and private ones. The results of this work are made available through regular media coverage, as well as yearly reports. These annual studies are seen as a crucial tool to help inform debate and promote more sustainable solutions.

The Observatory is also currently working to produce a Land Use study of Ibiza, the most detailed map of the island to-date. Co-funded by the A-Team and MAVA foundations and the Consell of Ibiza, and with technical support from Menorca’s OBSAM, the map analyses land covers to a scale of 1:5000. The mapping of the entire island is due to be completed by summer 2022; maps of the municipalities of Ibiza Town and San José can be viewed here.

You can access the Observatory’s full data sets and download the 2020 report using the buttons below.

As of 2022, the work of the Observatory is being carried out thanks to the support of the Consell of Ibiza.

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