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Jaume Obrador unanimously re-elected as the Island President of GOB

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

Visiting a recovered ancient cistern

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.

The refurbished 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

Excursion on foot next sunday 4 October

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.

Excursion on foot 4th October 2015
Excursion on foot 4th October 2015

GOB matters. October 2015

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

GOB matters. September 2015

GOB matters is a section of Roqueta, a monthly magazine in English, written by Chita Laurie.

GOB, or Grupo Balear d’Ornitologia y Defensa de la Naturalesa, is the Balearic organisation which is concerned with the care of the environment, and gives voice to those who wish to support its principles in matters of public interest. To that end, participation in public outcries against the unnecessary roundabouts taking up so much land, against the petroleum prospecting causing damage to the ecology and to tourism, against illegal building, and much more helps to keep Minorca as part of the Reserve of the Biosphere, a UNESCO honorific awarded in 1993. Continue reading GOB matters. September 2015