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Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera
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Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera

PROJECT AIM Phasing out single-use plastics in Ibiza and Formentera by 2023. WHY SUPPORT PLASTIC FREE Ibiza generates 14% more waste per person than the rest of Europe. Much of this is plastic. As more plastic ends up in the sea and on our beaches, it’s harming our marine environment and endangered species. Research work...

IPF Sustainability Observatory
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IPF Sustainability Observatory

PROJECT AIM Coordinate a Sustainability Observatory to contribute to the long-term prosperity of Ibiza by preserving the island’s natural resources. WHY SUPPORT A SUSTAINABILITY OBSERVATORY Ibiza’s popularity as a tourist destination has placed an enormous pressure on our land, water and infrastructure such as roads, desalination plants and sewage treatment facilities. By providing annually updated...

Preserving Ibiza’s Iconic Almond Groves
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Preserving Ibiza’s Iconic Almond Groves

Between 2010 and 2015, around 30% of Ibiza’s almond groves were lost. And of the 332 hectares that remain on the island, most are neglected and reaching the end of their lifecycle (around 70 years). To help recover almond groves, we are supporting a pilot project by the Association of Organic Producers of Ibiza and...

Water Ponds and Fire Prevention in Serra Grossa
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Water Ponds and Fire Prevention in Serra Grossa

The Serra Grossa aquifer is one of Ibiza’s most depleted and salinised water reservoirs. The Serra Grossa area is also vulnerable to forest fires because of the expansion of pine trees. Both problems are a result of the abandonment of land-management practices. Located in the south of Ibiza, the Serra Grossa receives around 400 mm...

Our Dolphins: Surveying Noise Impacts in Ibiza’s Waters
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Our Dolphins: Surveying Noise Impacts in Ibiza’s Waters

Rising levels of underwater noise has been identified as a threat to marine life. Little is known about how noise affects dolphins in Ibiza’s waters – a hotspot for boats and other noise generating activities. To monitor the impact of noise on dolphins, we provided €12,343 in 2017 for research work by Tursiops Association – a Balearic NGO...

Alliance against Oil Drilling
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Alliance against Oil Drilling

Alianza Mar Blava (Blue Sea Alliance) was first launched to stop oil and gas prospecting in front of Ibiza and Formentera. Today, it has become a strong lobbying force politically with the objective to declare Mediterranean waters under Spanish jurisdiction as a “zone free of hydrocarbon exploration.” Four oil and gas projects planned around the...

“The Sea, a Shared Responsibility”
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“The Sea, a Shared Responsibility”

The impact of nautical tourism and pollution on the marine environment are key areas of concern for the programme, ‘The Sea, A Shared Responsibility’ (El Mar, una responsabilidad compartida). Coordinated by GEN-GOB Eivissa, we support the programme together with the Dutch-based Adessium Foundation. Now in Phase 3, GEN-GOB is working with the Council of Ibiza, Balearic Government...

Mapping Posidonia Meadows
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Mapping Posidonia Meadows

Posidonia oceanica seagrass is unique to the Mediterranean Sea and forms vast underwater meadows that are critical to Ibiza and Formentera’s ecosystem. Posidonia meadows can be more than 1000-years-old and are recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage. But they are being seriously impacted by the growth of tourism and recreational boat use. Uncontrolled boat anchoring,...