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Participation on bio indicator monitoring in Land Stewardship Scheme

Spring has arrived and with it, the monitoring of bio indicators on farms signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme. The object of this exercise is to demonstrate, through voluntary participation, the positive relationship between the practice of sustainable farms and biodiversity. We are looking for people who would like to help. Continue reading Participation on bio indicator monitoring in Land Stewardship Scheme

Attention given to 1,150 wild animals in 2020

While 2020 was an atypical and critical year for humanity due to the health crisis of COVID 19, nature continued along its way. So much so that the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals of Menorca closed the year 2020 with the following figures of 1,154 animals 78 different species given attention, and that was 13 more than admitted during 2019. Thanks to constant public help, the involvement of various volunteers and the work done by the Centre’s personnel, this year the percentage of animal recovery and release has increased by about 38.8%. The annual report is attached at the end of this article. Continue reading Attention given to 1,150 wild animals in 2020

Public participation in the rescue of the coast: round table this Friday

This Friday, 5 March at 20pm, there will be a round table discussion on examples of public involvement for the rescue of the coast of Menorca. The programme of adopting sections of the coast is an example of how people and companies respond to solving significant problems when we channel our worries into one appropriate organization. Continue reading Public participation in the rescue of the coast: round table this Friday

Menorca Region of European Gastronomy, discussion on 19 February

Menorca was appointed in January last year to be the Region of European Gastronomy for 2020. To talk on what it will be about and the importance such a project can have for Menorca, will be Luisa Coll Hellyer, who was appointed the coordinator for the project and Borja Matoses, food critic, consultant and ambassador for the Menorca Region of European Gastronomy. The event will take place on Friday at 8 pm and you can follow it at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cBAlzUzj4fsDE0j13adlg

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Series of debates in February and March

Last Friday was the start of a new series of round table talks dedicated to innovatory projects in Menorca. They are organized by the Ateneu in Mahon and GOB with the collaboration of the Menorca Preservation Fund. They can be followed by video conferencing. The first one was on Friday dealing with the problem of rubbish and was titled “Collection and processing of domestic rubbish in Menorca”. Continue reading Series of debates in February and March

Successful recuperation of a flamingo saved after a storm

The Centre for the Recuperation of Wild Animals recently set free an adult male flamingo that had arrived in the island exhausted after the Filomena storm. The recuperation of this bird was particularly complicated but eventually it was possible to liberate it in the Mongofra salt beds, where a group of about forty of these animals are wintering. Continue reading Successful recuperation of a flamingo saved after a storm

Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

The second day of the Seminars on Agriculture and the Environment will take place on Saturday 6 February. There will be two talks on the ecological management of kitchen gardens for the control of pests and for understanding soil microbiology in order to maximise the period of plant production. Subscriptions are now open and can be made as explained at the end of this notice. Continue reading Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

A virtual seminar on Agriculture and the Environment

How is a deserted farm in Monegros converted, without running water, into an abundant and profitable enterprise? The owner and farmer who has done this, Sergio Alierta, will explain from his first-hand knowledge. This is one of the experiences that was included in the documentary Kiss the Ground which shows how it is possible to film the progress of farm production that manages simply adequate rain water and cattle grazing. This opens the fourteenth seminar on Farming and the Environment organised by GOB. Continue reading A virtual seminar on Agriculture and the Environment