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
The groups that have adopted lengths of the coast have already completed 100 events along the shores of Menorca. New groups are continuing to join the initiative that now has more than 1,600 people who decided to have a special relationship with a stretch of Menorcan shoreline. Continue reading Adoption programme of lengths of the coast continues to increase
GOB has been in touch with the Port Authority of Mahon to know what environmental protection they applied before the installation of more than 100 cement blocks along the walkway that goes from the Moll d’en Pons to the Cala Figuera. Continue reading New effects on the marine environment of the Port of Mahon
The adoption of stretches of the Menorca coastline proposed by GOB on 15 September now has about 1500 participants divided into 79 groups that have adopted 90 beaches, coves or stretches of the island coastline. Continue reading The adoption of 90 stretches of the coastline
The idea of making independent groups but with the same methodology for adopting sections of the Menorcan coast has had an excellent response. Some 50 groups made up from about 800 people, have shown an interest in participating. Menorca once again proves the love for the island. Continue reading 50 groups “adopt” beaches
Menorca Sense Plàstic (Plastic Free Menorca) is an alliance between the Menorca Preservation Fund, the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, GOB Menorca, the Associació Leader Illa de Menorca and Per la Mar Viva.
The project started this September and has a budget of 24,500 euros for the first year, although it is hoped that it will continue for the next few years. Continue reading Plastic Free Menorca: Five groups unite in the battle against plastics
GOB has started a programme for adopting beaches that is aimed at groups of volunteers who want to help clean up the plastics affecting the sea and shoreline. The programme was started as a participatory social project in which volunteer groups commit to taking charge of a beach or a section of the coastline for a minimum number of times each year. Even though the activities are mainly focussed on the cleaning up and collecting of rubbish, they will also be given knowledge and methodologies for collecting scientific information and protocols for the notification of any occurrences that they might come across. Continue reading Programme for adoption of Menorcan beaches
The shallow waters around Menorca are home to many important species that have disappeared in the greater part of the Mediterranean. The increase in the number of moorings and anchorages is a severe threat. GOB is calling on the Balearic Ports Authority to conduct scientific studies to assess areas that have special protection. Continue reading Save Addaia and Fornells. Video
If we find a marine turtle tangled up, we must not free it. We need to let 112 know. The turtles need to be disentangled by a vet to avoid complications, which can be very serious. Even if we see that it is in a distressing position, we must not do anything with it, because that could make it worse. It is very gratifying to know that many people have been concerned about the turtles they have found in a bad state and tried to help them by releasing them but it is not the correct way of going about it. These turtles may not survive because of later complications if they have not been checked by a specialist. What has to be done is to contact 112 and follow their instructions. Continue reading We cannot free marine turtles
The laying of the eggs by a marine turtle on a Menorcan beach has been one of the events of this summer. Both the management of the spawning and of the young that now, happily, are hatching, have produced many questions from the public. We will try to answer them.