Another red kite has been found dead at the bottom of the same electricity pylon on the Camí d´en Kane as the two for which GOB made an official complaint earlier in the year. In view of the lack of an effective answer, GOB will increase the pressure on those in charge of finding a solution to this problem. Continue reading Another red kite electrocuted on the same electricity pylon
Work to be done on renewable energy for Menorca
In general, most people are agreed on the importance of renewable energy. However, there is disagreement on how it ought to be established in the region. The recent case of the project for six wind turbines being refused at s´Era Vella to the north of Ciutadella is a good example of what happens as a result of conflict of interests and possible outcomes. Continue reading The Case for Renewable Energy in the Region
GOB is asking for a campaign to give information concerning house martins
GOB is worried about the destruction of the nests of house martins which can be observed at this time of the year in the villages of Menorca. The Regional Ministry of the Environment of the Balearic Government and the local Island Government have been asked to start a campaign to give information on the benefits of these birds and explaining the legislation that prohibits the destruction of their nests which results in heavy penalties. Continue reading GOB is asking for a campaign to give information concerning house martins
This is a day for meeting people, for relaxation and fun. It is for all those people who work and help with the different GOB projects and anyone else who would like to join. There will be lots of activities: games for children, an outdoor excursion, and a pudding competition among other events! Continue reading Sunday 15 May, come to the GOB fiesta!
On Sunday 24 April, GOB is organizing a concert with the Swing Crusaders group and a demonstration of Lindy Hop Dancing at 12 noon in the Plaza Real of Mahon. It is to celebrate 5 years of the AgroMaó market which promotes products from ecologically sustainable farms that maintain the countryside and biodiversity of Menorca and are a part of the Agricultural Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading This Sunday we will celebrate 5 years of AgroMaó with Swing!
Learn how to graft onto fruit trees at a workshop this Saturday 19 March at GOB´s Es Viver. The reproduction of the fruit needs this technique to maintain the characteristics of each variety, thanks to the surprising capacity of plants to accept grafting from different species. Continue reading Grafting workshop, this Saturday 19 March
On Sunday 13 March coinciding with the Day of Indigenous Species, some twenty volunteers helped remove exotic succulents at Es Capell de Ferro farm. These plants were grown for many years near houses for decorative purposes and, with time, they have spread invading other species and the vegetation of the area.
Politics and communication can often cause contradicting situations. Sometimes, it is thought that those who have made good promotional images of the island are considered to be anti-tourist and those who are of major influence on the island are deemed to be stopping seasonal initiatives. Perhaps it is because we use the word tourism for things which, really, are very different. Continue reading Different species of tourism
Some hints to contribute to the current debate on the future implementation of Ecotax in the Balearic Islands.
Water is one of the environmental resources which needs to have public investment made with the utmost urgency and which has not seemed feasible until now. Also, the management of waste presents many problems as does the near total dependence on fossil fuels whose contaminated emssions are at a much higher level than the maximum allowed internationally. Continue reading Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation
The usual perception of farmers is of strong males working in all weathers with long hours. Maria Tuduri Sintes is the only woman who farms her own farm in Menorca. Of course, there are wives of farmers who help on their farms, but Maria rents 95 hectares which she farms alone using ecologically sustainable methods. Continue reading Maria Tudurí, pioneer woman farming in Menorca