The controversy regarding the hotels on Son Bou, with the context of tourist overcrowding and the deficiencies found in the processing of a project that aims to consolidate and increase the volume of these constructions on the front line, will be analysed at a public meeting on Wednesday evening. Continue reading Wednesday 30 November, talk in Mahon on the Son Bou hotels
This Wednesday, 9 November at 20.00 hours, Pau Enric Serra will give a talk on the pollinator crisis at the GOB headquarters in Maó (Cami des Castell, 53). Pollinators are the key to ecosystems and crop productivity. Continue reading The crisis of pollinators – talk at GOB
In Menorca there is a project to double the sea area for doubling the Addaia sport Marina. There is also a plan to build dry marinas, for boats, in Cala Molí, Cala en Busquets, and Ciutadella. It is also planned to fill up the Cala Figuera area in Maó with boats. Continue reading First walk “in-SOS-tenible” (unsustainable) against nautical overcrowding
Until now, Menorca has been free of overcrowding. So, what has happened lately to cause many visitors to say that the island is no longer as it was and that there are many Menorcans who see the Menorca they love slipping away from them? Continue reading Overcrowding by tourists can be controlled by accommodation capacity
GOB has requested the Island Council to strengthen its tourist inspection service urgently. The three positions of inspectors provided for in the budget have not been filled and the season has already started. Continue reading Strengthening tourism inspection is urgent
The conference taking place on 12 and 13 May in Menorca, will bring together highly interesting ideas in order to understand the economy and conservation possibilities of the sea. People interested can book here. Continue reading The sea of the future; conference on economy and conservation possibilities
This Wednesday, 4 May, there is an opportunity to understand the Land Stewardship Scheme programme, what the objectives are, what methods it applies and how it is evolving. Continue reading Wednesday 4 May, talk on the Land Stewardship Scheme at the Ateneu
The Secretary of the Spanish Committee of the MAB Programme (Man and the Biosphere Programme launched by UNESCO in 1971), Jose Cantos, recently gave us a diploma awarded for GOB’s contribution to the Sustainable Socioeconomic Development of Menorca. It was recorded in the Reserve of the Biosphere Recognitions for Environmental Commitment granted by the Autonomous Agency of National Parks of the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
GOB has received this award “for its participation in multiple sustainable social and economic development projects, in which the Land Stewardship Scheme stands out”. The resolution highlights the large number of people associated with GOB (1,450 members), their participation in many conservation campaigns and in projects that focus on orienting the economy toward sustainability, as well as for the promotion of the Land Stewardship Scheme that includes 34 agricultural farms signed up to the agreement.
The selection of awards for environmental commitment in the Biosphere Reserves analysed 112 candidates and finally granted 17 distinctions. In the case of Menorca, under the heading of Promotion of Environmental Research and Education, the Institute of Menorcan Scientific Studies – OBSAM – was recognised as the driving force behind the declaration of the Reserve of the Biosphere in Menorca and for its scientific monitoring of sustainability indicators.
This recognition at a state level has been received 24 years after Menorca became a Reserve of the Biosphere, and adds to the international prize that GOB received in those first years. That award was given in 1997, by TUI International that wanted to honour the active contribution by GOB for making the Reserve of the Biosphere a reality and not just an honorific title.
Algies, plankton or gluten free cereals produced by a marine plant are part of the sea garden promoted by Angel Leon, chef of the three star restaurant Aponiente in Cadiz. The biologist who advises him in the search and management of species, Juan Martin, will explain his expertise at the conference taking place on 12 and 13 May, with particularly interesting presentations. Continue reading New marine economy: conference 12 and 13 May
This is the second evaluation of the Decree-Law of last February on urgent measures for the sustainability and circularity of tourism in the Balearic Islands. The first evaluated the need and scope for a moratorium on new tourist places. Today we analyse the principal shortcomings and dangers found in the text that should be discussed like a Parliamentary law. Continue reading Tourism Decree-Law (2): avoid greenwashing and urban hazards