GOB asks Pedro Sánchez to suspend the Omnibus Decree-Law

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(translated from original article published 11 June)

The controversial text published recently by the Balearic Government that modified more than 50 rules, implies serious consequences in terms of the guarantees for protection of natural resources and the land; and makes a substantial effect to the existing regulatory framework, caused by a totally undemocratic measure such as a decree-law. A decree-law that does not allow in any way the urgency to go beyond social and political debate of unprecedented changes to the regulatory framework.

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Read the manifesto against the overcrowding of tourism in Menorca

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Last Saturday, the 8th, the Biosphere Square in Maó, where the headquarters of the Island Council is located, was filled with an outcry against the growing tourist overcrowding of the island.

It is highly recommended to read the demands that were raised in the manifesto, because they argue the reasons for the mobilization and go in step with the usual textbook criticism made about these acts.

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16 environmental organisations urge the Balearic Government to maintain the Balearic Commission of the Environment

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16 environmental organisations that are active in the Balearics have asked the Government of the Balearic Islands to maintain the Balearic Commission of the Environment in response to its announcement that this public department of environmental control would be closed down.

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Complaint to UNESCO for attempted legalization in rural land

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The announcement made by the Balearic Government and the Island Governing Council (Consell Insular) to make illegal buildings on rural land legal, will be denounced by GOB to UNESCO. The entity believes that this directly contradicts the spirit of the Reserve of the Biosphere and its regulatory instruments.

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1,163 wild animals were attended in 2023

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The Annual Report for the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals is now available.

As in each year, we continue with our efforts to give assistance to the highest number of injured animals, orphaned, in danger or unwell that enter our installation so that they can recover and be liberated into the wild. Last year, 2023, the number of wild animals receiving attention was a total of 1,163 from 82 different species.

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The shame of legalizing large houses on rustic land

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The Balearic Government has announced that it is working on a law that will permit making all illegal building on rustic land legal. In Menorca, the greatest number is found in vegetable allotments, where GOB has confirmed the existence of dozens of houses that far exceed 300 square meters. This is an urban speculation almost unrecognised in our democracy.

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