The practice of giving a picture of the farming industry as being part of the countryside and the landscape is sometimes used to mask less attractive activities. The draft of a law being drawn up by the Directorate General for Agriculture of the Balearic Government to give exemptions on conditions for buildings and agricultural facilities includes parts which appear unacceptable. Continue reading Agricultural exemptions or building deregulation in the country?
4 red kites, 1 booted eagle, 4 kestrels, 2 barn owls, 5 ravens, 3 gulls and 2 unidentified birds make the list of birds electrocuted during 2015 and 2016 and which, at the moment, is on the record of the Council for the Environment of the Balearic Government, the ministry responsible for the protection of endangered species. Continue reading At least 21 birds electrocuted recently in Menorca
The coexistence of boats and swimmers; whether or not to create new pontoons for more moorings; the reasonable price which can be made on water sports; the environmental effects on the sea bed are just some of the problems and discussions which happen every year. Continue reading An Island Coastal Plan remains very necessary
A considerable part of tourist taxes should go towards reducing the environmental effects resulting from massive tourism. Water is a subject which requires priority attention in Menorca. Continue reading Water requires funding from tourist taxes
Why a Land Stewardship Scheme?
The second line of human activity along the coast, situated just inland behind the tourist areas and traditional seaside population centres, is concentrated on land which, until the last few decades, maintained traditional farming methods, making the countryside of high cultural and biological value. Continue reading Land Stewardship
Each year GOB sells different T-shirts to help fund the protection of the environment of Menorca. This year´s is now for sale. Continue reading New T-shirts for “The Menorca we love”
On two occasions in the last few months, GOB has wanted to consult public information records about water but has not been able to do so. The records, referring to Menorca, are at the Directorate General for Water Resources. Continue reading Water records
From this Friday 1 July until the end of September, the Recuperation Centre for Wild Animals, will be open from Mondays to Saturdays from 6 pm until sundown. Continue reading Hospital for Wild Animals open to the public from 1 July (video)
A great deal of rubbish is generated during each of the local fiestas, especially by drinking vessels left on the streets. It is now obligatory for the bars in Ciutadella to serve drinks in cardboard cups. Continue reading Happy Fiestas…with cardboard glasses
The problem of water in all the islands is of great concern to GOB. In addition, trying to find new scenarios which are not affected by the constant increase in growing tourism, were high on the agenda of the interinsular meeting of GOB on 11 June. Continue reading GOB aims to improve the quality of life for the Balearic Islands