Last Saturday many people took part in a demonstration to raise awareness of the effects of illegal fishing in the Marine Reserve along the north coast of Menorca. Continue reading The Marine Reserve merits greater effective protection
While in the Arctic temperature records continue to be broken, other conservation issues both locally and internationally, are looking a little brighter. Continue reading Clean Up and Get Paid!
GOB Menorca is asking all its members and friends to propose people or groups suitable for receiving the Pere Prats Prize for the Environment which is awarded annually. Continue reading Participate in The Pere Prats Prize for the Environment
The enlargement of the Son Salomó solar park, to the north of Ciutadella, brings into focus the debate on renewable energies and the use of land. It is an issue which is never easy to resolve but which must be confronted sensitively and from a responsible point of view. Continue reading Renewable energy and land space – a necessary debate
The practice of giving a picture of the farming industry as being part of the countryside and the landscape is sometimes used to mask less attractive activities. The draft of a law being drawn up by the Directorate General for Agriculture of the Balearic Government to give exemptions on conditions for buildings and agricultural facilities includes parts which appear unacceptable. Continue reading Agricultural exemptions or building deregulation in the country?
4 red kites, 1 booted eagle, 4 kestrels, 2 barn owls, 5 ravens, 3 gulls and 2 unidentified birds make the list of birds electrocuted during 2015 and 2016 and which, at the moment, is on the record of the Council for the Environment of the Balearic Government, the ministry responsible for the protection of endangered species. Continue reading At least 21 birds electrocuted recently in Menorca
The coexistence of boats and swimmers; whether or not to create new pontoons for more moorings; the reasonable price which can be made on water sports; the environmental effects on the sea bed are just some of the problems and discussions which happen every year. Continue reading An Island Coastal Plan remains very necessary
A considerable part of tourist taxes should go towards reducing the environmental effects resulting from massive tourism. Water is a subject which requires priority attention in Menorca. Continue reading Water requires funding from tourist taxes
Why a Land Stewardship Scheme?
The second line of human activity along the coast, situated just inland behind the tourist areas and traditional seaside population centres, is concentrated on land which, until the last few decades, maintained traditional farming methods, making the countryside of high cultural and biological value. Continue reading Land Stewardship
A great deal of rubbish is generated during each of the local fiestas, especially by drinking vessels left on the streets. It is now obligatory for the bars in Ciutadella to serve drinks in cardboard cups. Continue reading Happy Fiestas…with cardboard glasses