GOB is organising a new course of excursions with complementary talks. It is an environmental course for people who enjoy contact with nature, oriented to give a general view of the natural values of Menorca, centred on the autumn: the landscape, geology, plants, mushrooms… Continue reading A new environmental course for hikers
The Castell Playa Hotel, now known as the Palladium Hotel, has not resolved the problem of sewerage management. GOB has presented an appeal against the concession of a licence which permits renovating the building and enlarging its tourist occupation. Continue reading Appeal made against a hotel in Arenal d’en Castell
On the occasion of Week II of the Balearic Islands Land Care scheme, GOB has organized a guided visit to the Binitord Winery at Ciutadella. It will be on Saturday 3 October. The vineyards and the winery will be visited. There will be an explanation of the type of management carried out and there will be a wine tasting. Continue reading Saturday 3 October, visit to the Binitord Winery
The Torralba farm, to the south of Ciutadella, was one of the first farms for agritourism but it has taken all the existing buildings for tourism and not left any for agricultural use. A vineyard has been planted. Now a project has been put forward for wine cellars erecting eight new industrial sized buildings. The case raises the question whether to put limits on new agricultural buildings or whether to depend only on an external report contracted by the promoters. Continue reading Proposal for eight industrial sized buildings for a winery in the countryside
The idea of making independent groups but with the same methodology for adopting sections of the Menorcan coast has had an excellent response. Some 50 groups made up from about 800 people, have shown an interest in participating. Menorca once again proves the love for the island. Continue reading 50 groups “adopt” beaches
Another agricultural farm in Menorca has started along its path of change to look for the viability of different products with a commitment to the environment. In the last few days they have signed the agreement made between owners, farmers and GOB. Continue reading Santa Cecília joins the Land Stewardship Scheme
Menorca Sense Plàstic (Plastic Free Menorca) is an alliance between the Menorca Preservation Fund, the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, GOB Menorca, the Associació Leader Illa de Menorca and Per la Mar Viva.
The project started this September and has a budget of 24,500 euros for the first year, although it is hoped that it will continue for the next few years. Continue reading Plastic Free Menorca: Five groups unite in the battle against plastics
GOB has started a programme for adopting beaches that is aimed at groups of volunteers who want to help clean up the plastics affecting the sea and shoreline. The programme was started as a participatory social project in which volunteer groups commit to taking charge of a beach or a section of the coastline for a minimum number of times each year. Even though the activities are mainly focussed on the cleaning up and collecting of rubbish, they will also be given knowledge and methodologies for collecting scientific information and protocols for the notification of any occurrences that they might come across. Continue reading Programme for adoption of Menorcan beaches
The Recuperation Centre for Wildlife is open to visitors this summer until 12 September. Despite the strange summer that we are living through, the animal hospital has had a good number of visitors so that we have extended the weeks for visiting to more than had been originally organised. We are open from Mondays to Saturdays from 18.00 hours. Continue reading Last week for visiting the Wildlife Recuperation Centre
One of the objectives of the Land Stewardship Scheme is to contribute to preserving the fertility of the land. This is basic not only for the life of the soil, but also for the productivity and economic viability of agricultural exploitation. Despite this central importance, land health is frequently forgotten.
The techniques for regenerating agriculture are based on putting the health of the soil at the centre of farm management. The Land Stewardship Scheme has promoted a series of pilot tests in three member farms to study the suitability of some of these techniques for the Mediterranean climate and in the context of Menorcan countryside. This article explains what they are. Continue reading Regenerate farming methods to make the land fertile again