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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...

Saving Our Seahorses
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Saving Our Seahorses

Ibiza and Formentera’s waters are home to two highly-threatened species of seahorses – the Hippocampus hippocampus and Hippocampus guttulatus. Both species are included on the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN and the Balearic Government’s Llista Vermella dels Peixos de les Balears. To help the population recover, we provided a €10,000 grant to a project led by...

Water Alliance
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Water Alliance

Water scarcity and pollution are Ibiza and Formentera’s most serious environmental challenges. In 2016, we supported the creation of a Water Alliance and provided €30,000 in seed funding for a secretariat to promote a broad partnership of local players to implement and advance solutions to the islands’ water issues. The Water Alliance (Alianza para la Gestión Sostenible...

Promoting Solar Energy and Electric Mobility
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Promoting Solar Energy and Electric Mobility

Ibiza has a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels to generate electricity and for transportation. At present, less than 1% of Ibiza’s electricity comes from solar energy even though the island enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. To encourage households and businesses to install solar energy, we funded (€5000) and coordinated a...