A wounded Sybil bird was recently found shot near Mahon. The X-ray shows numerous pellets which would have caused the wounds. Continue reading Newly protected bird found shot
The installation of gas in Menorca should be processed in each case without any form of discrimination and the required gas storages should be built on industrial land. GOB has made official pleas concerning three projects which have come to public attention in Ciutadella, Mahon and Es Mercadal. Continue reading Natural gas in Menorca
Menorca is regarded in many places as an example of regional and countryside conservation. However, it is not an example as far as energy is concerned because it has a near total dependence on fossil fuels. Continue reading Criteria for renewable energy facilities in the countryside
Now that the weather is colder, it is time to plant fruit trees. At Es Viver, the GOB nursery garden, there are different varieties that are produced ecologically by Arbres d’Algendar of Caritas: plums, apples, pears, figs, cherries, peaches, pomegranates, apricots, chinos… Continue reading Time to plant fruit trees
A greater part of the large urbanisation threats to the rural land of Menorca, gestating during the last few years, will not be easy to execute any longer. The Decree which was published on 13 January in the Government’s Official Report incorporates most of the demands made over the last few years in the campaigns for land conservation. And that is a victory for the people who were committed to rationalising the uses of rural countryside. Continue reading A return to rational land legislation
Last Sunday was a perfect day for an excursion organised as part of the Sant Antoni festival by the Department of Culture of the Island Council in conjunction with GOB. It was from Cala en Porter to Ses Roques Llises and na Comerma de sa Garita and was to appreciate both Menorcan nature its ancient history. Continue reading On foot to see historic sites
Sunday 10 January, walking from Cala en Porter to the megalithic tomb of Ses Roques Lises, considered the most ancient construction in Menorca and one of the best conserved in the Balearics. The walk will also visit Na Comerma de Sa Garita. This is organized in conjuction with the Cultural Department of the Consell Insular, to mark the start of the Sant Antoni festivities. Continue reading Menorca on foot, next sunday
Two dead red kites have been found recently at the foot of a pylon. GOB has sent written requests to different institutions to ask that a solution be found for this problem which has been known for some twenty years. Continue reading Red kites electrocuted by a pylon in Mahon
On 21 December, 2015, a general meeting of the members of GOB approved the summary of its activities carried out during 2015, the budget for 2016, the composition of the new board, and unanimously re-elected Jaume Obrador as its President.
The number of members of GOB Menorca is still increasing having reached 1,314 this year. Continue reading Jaume Obrador unanimously re-elected as the Island President of GOB
You can help the GOB hospital for wild animals by giving sponsorship as a present.