GOB reported a new case of a falcon wounded by a shotgun which was taken recently to the Recuperation Centre for Wild Animals. It is the third falcon in the last five years to be brought in for the same reason adding to the number of other protected birds at the Centre such as the eagle and the kestrel. Continue reading New case of a falcon wounded by a shotgun
The autumn day of last Sunday was so clear that it seemed like spring. It was a warm, windless day, with a completely calm sea, making it ideal for a GOB excursion which was organized with help from the Mercadal Council. Continue reading Walk to see the first rock formations of the island
The Geological Rock Formations of Menorca. New chapter of Menorca On Foot programme: Sunday 8 November. Continue reading Walk on foot on sunday 8 November
Global Warming and the Health of the Planet
Talks on 26th and 27th October 2015 at 8 pm
Today is the start of the campaign “29th November, A Menorca March about Climate Change. To coincide with Paris”. It begins with a talk by Benjamin Carreras “Global Warming and the Health of the Planet” at 8 pm in the “Circulo Artistico” of Ciutadella. Tomorrow, Tuesday 27th Benjamin Carreras will repeat the talk in the Plenary Hall of the Consell Insular in Mahόn also at 8 pm. Continue reading Talk on Global Warming and the Health of the Planet
Planning approval must be reinitiated for the controversial project of a refuse plant for waste building materials to be situated in rural countryside between Mahόn and Alaior. Significant deficiencies in the study of the environmental impact of such a plant make earlier statements to the public null and void. Continue reading The proposed refuse plant linking to the roundabout of Biniai ought to reinitiate planning approval
Menorca needs to think urgently about using energy which is 100 % renewable. To make 600 km of ditches for pipelines to bring natural gas to houses is a grave mistake which will stop the possibility of switching to renewable energy. Continue reading What is wrong with gas?
The GOB nursery garden of Menorcan plants now has ready ecological winter bedding plants of local varieties for the vegetable garden. This is the time for lettuces, endives, cauliflowers, onions… Local varieties allow us to harvest quality products while managing our vegetable gardens in an environmentally friendly way.
Es Viver has also aromatic and culinary plants, traditional Menorcan plants for cut flowers and other indigenous plants suitable for our gardens to adapt to the island’s conditions.
Es Viver is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 1.30 pm. It is found on the airport road at the side of Mestral.
There was a good response from the public for a walk organised by GOB on a sunny Sunday on 4 October to visit a restored water cistern.
120 people gathered at the meeting place, at the entrance of Son Bou. The walk started along the Cami de Cavalls going through the urbanization towards the countryside along Torre-soli and soon turning off for the private road of Daia Vell, which on Sunday was opened for us. Continue reading Visiting a recovered ancient cistern
After many months of rest, this next Sunday, 4 October, another “excursion on foot” has been organised to visit a beautiful part of the countryside and to include seeing the renovation which has been made of a well known water cistern. We will walk in the area of two gullies which feed into Son Bou.
Meet in the car park of Son Bou at 9.30 am. The walk will start at 10 am. The excursion on foot will finish at Daia Vell. Itinerary will include spectacular views. It is a guided walk especially to see the renovated water cistern. The walk is of mixed difficulty (the path is easy but the first part is a little bit of a struggle). A bus will return everyone to the beginning of the walk and will cost 3 euros each. The estimated time of the end of the walk is 13.30.
GOB matters is a section of Roqueta, a monthly magazine in English, written by Chita Laurie.
GOB Menorca is the association which promotes responsible ecological management for the island. It brings to the attention of the public proposals which could adversely affect its integrity and character upsetting the island’s ecology and its economic viability. Many thousands of people have been brought together to protest against the disproportionate works proposed for the main road between Mahon and Ciutadella. Once the works started, many more people clamoured to have them halted, to think again before the island’s uniqueness was lost and before millions of euros were misspent on megaroundabouts quite out of keeping for a small island. Continue reading GOB matters. October 2015