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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...

“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...

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...

Forest Fire Prevention Seminar
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Forest Fire Prevention Seminar

In 2012, a GEN-GOB seminar on sustainable forest fire prevention brought experience and examples of successful strategies from other Mediterranean areas in order to influence local decision-makers in a debate about fire prevention needs and sustainable options. We provided €2500 to support this important seminar.

Promotion of local vegetable and cereal varieties
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Promotion of local vegetable and cereal varieties

To promote the consumption and farming of vegetable and traditional cereal varieties, such as the hanging tomato or the red onion, we granted €3700 to the Association for the Conservation and Promotion of Local Traditions from the Pitiusas Islands (ACFVTIP) for a project aimed to preserve local seeds. We complemented the European Union funds to...

Ses Feixes
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Ses Feixes

Ses Feixes is an important wetland, located between Ibiza Town and Talamanca. It is a wintering ground for migratory birds, and constitutes a haven for wildlife, harbouring a great variety of fauna and flora. Ses Feixes is unique among wetlands in the Mediterranean because of the ingenious irrigation system created there by the Arabs. This...

Cala D’Hort: Conservation for a sustainable future
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Cala D’Hort: Conservation for a sustainable future

The Cala d´Hort area, which includes the islands of Es Vedra, Illots de Ponent, South-West Ibiza and the surrounding marine environment, is considered a European conservation priority due to the presence of rare, endangered species. The area was previously a designated Natural Park. But protection was short-lived, and in 2007 the area granted protection was...

Organic Farming
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Organic Farming

We provided funding of €6918 to support the production of a guide to organic farms in Ibiza, created by Amics de la Terra, to promote the consumption of freshly produced local organic products. We also supported a training program for the new generation of organic farmers on the island. Please click here for extra information regarding local organic...

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