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Forest Fire Prevention Seminar
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Forest Fire Prevention Seminar

In 2012, a GEN-GOB seminar on sustainable forest fire prevention brought experience and examples of successful strategies from other Mediterranean areas in order to influence local decision-makers in a debate about fire prevention needs and sustainable options. We provided €2500 to support this important seminar.

Promotion of local vegetable and cereal varieties
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Promotion of local vegetable and cereal varieties

To promote the consumption and farming of vegetable and traditional cereal varieties, such as the hanging tomato or the red onion, we granted €3700 to the Association for the Conservation and Promotion of Local Traditions from the Pitiusas Islands (ACFVTIP) for a project aimed to preserve local seeds. We complemented the European Union funds to...

Ses Feixes
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Ses Feixes

Ses Feixes is an important wetland, located between Ibiza Town and Talamanca. It is a wintering ground for migratory birds, and constitutes a haven for wildlife, harbouring a great variety of fauna and flora. Ses Feixes is unique among wetlands in the Mediterranean because of the ingenious irrigation system created there by the Arabs. This...

Cala D’Hort: Conservation for a sustainable future
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Cala D’Hort: Conservation for a sustainable future

The Cala d´Hort area, which includes the islands of Es Vedra, Illots de Ponent, South-West Ibiza and the surrounding marine environment, is considered a European conservation priority due to the presence of rare, endangered species. The area was previously a designated Natural Park. But protection was short-lived, and in 2007 the area granted protection was...

Organic Farming
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Organic Farming

We provided funding of €6918 to support the production of a guide to organic farms in Ibiza, created by Amics de la Terra, to promote the consumption of freshly produced local organic products. We also supported a training program for the new generation of organic farmers on the island. Please click here for extra information regarding local organic...

Promoting Renewable Energy
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Promoting Renewable Energy

Despite its great solar potential, less than 1% of Ibiza and Formentera’s electricity comes from renewable sources. The big power plant operated by GESA on the outskirts of d´Alt Vila is the main source of electricity for the islands. But for decades this power plant has also been the main source of local air pollution,...

Water Campaign
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Water Campaign

A water campaign by Amics de La Terra focused on the quality of drinking water in Ibiza. This is a widely shared public concern and provided a platform from which to inform people about other water problems on the island, such as scarcity and desalination plants, while lobbying the municipalities for solutions. The campaign was carried out...

Balearic Shearwater Conservation
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Balearic Shearwater Conservation

The Balearic shearwater has been catalogued globally as Critically Endangered following IUCN criteria. The project aimed to monitor breeding populations, using geolocators (GLS) and global positioning system (GPS) in order to identify key marine areas. It was led by the scientists David García and Maite Louzao, in coordination with SEO/BirdLife. We provided €5090 to fund this...

Porc Negre (Black Pig) Breeding Center
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Porc Negre (Black Pig) Breeding Center

The Porc negre is not only an iconic native breed in Ibiza and Formentera, it is also a key recycling tool of farm waste and local resources. The creation of a Porc Negre Recovery Centre has enabled the Pitiusas Federation of Indigenous Breeds (Federación Pitiusa de Razas Autóctonas – FEPIRA) to ensure the long-term preservation of...

GEN-GOB Core Funding
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GEN-GOB Core Funding

Born in 1982 in response to increasing environmental havoc in Ibiza and Formentera, GEN-GOB Eivissa is Ibiza’s oldest and most active environmental NGO. Between 2012 and 2013, €26,000 in core funding was granted in order to strengthen its work at a time when critical public funding for environmental NGOs in Spain has been dramatically reduced.

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