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Proposals for a Law concerning 21st Century Hotels

The Balearic Government recently approved a Decree-Law that incorporates some measures that appear to be policy errors. GOB has presented a completely new series of contributions as part of the process of public involvement, in order to improve the texts of the bill that are now being debated in Parliament. Continue reading Proposals for a Law concerning 21st Century Hotels

We ask that professional fishing for blue crabs is given an incentive

More and more blue crabs are being seen on the coast of Menorca. They are considered to be one of the most invasive species of the Mediterranean. We have asked the Ministry of the Environment of the Balearic Government to persuade the professional fishing industry to catch this species, as a way of controlling its population. The blue crab was first found in 2017 and it has already spread to many areas along the island coast. Continue reading We ask that professional fishing for blue crabs is given an incentive

GOB reports on yet another hawk shot, this time twice

Another hawk was found shot and then taken to the Wildlife Recuperation Centre. The x-ray shows that this bird had survived a shooting from another time. The new attack produced inoperable injuries. This case has been reported to SEPRONA, the Guardia Civil service that deals with hunting and environmental protection issues. Public help is important in trying to eradicate these shameful events practiced by a minority of people that cause a great deal of harm. Continue reading GOB reports on yet another hawk shot, this time twice

Large hotels, or how to miss the evolution train

The argument relating to the conditions that ought to exist for large hotels when they become out of date covers many similar examples. A project has been presented at Arenal d’en Castell that is inappropriate for the 21st century having no environmental parameters nor does it have any intention, even, to connect to the new water treatment plant. This is as a result of making rules a la carte that are not in the general interest. Continue reading Large hotels, or how to miss the evolution train

Saturday 6 June, a workshop on how to deal with kitchen garden problems

This Saturday, 6 June at 10.00 am, we will be having a workshop at Es Viver the GOB garden centre. Now is the time to have the kitchen garden planted out for the summer, although there is still time if this has not yet been done. The workshop will consider anticipating and dealing with management problems such as how to prevent and deal with pests and diseases without chemicals. We will explain the main tasks to be done and, of course, will answer any questions you may have. Continue reading Saturday 6 June, a workshop on how to deal with kitchen garden problems

Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme

There are plants and animals that react rapidly to changes in land management. The agreements that GOB has made with the farms that have signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme include tracing, twice a year, wildlife indicators for evaluating the good health of the land environment. This is the time for starting analysis of the springtime work done in the fields. Continue reading Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme