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Posidonia Protection
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Posidonia Protection

PROJECT AIM Protect Posidonia meadows to keep our sea pristine and full of life. WHY SUPPORT POSIDONIA PROTECTION Posidonia seagrass forms underwater meadows critical to our marine ecosystem. They provide the main carbon sink in the Mediterranean, produce oxygen, purify the water, prevent coastal erosion and are important breeding grounds for fisheries. Ibiza and Formentera...

Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera
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Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera

PROJECT AIM Phasing out single-use plastics in Ibiza and Formentera by 2023. WHY SUPPORT PLASTIC FREE Ibiza generates double the amount of waste per person than the rest of Europe. Much of this is plastic. As more plastic ends up in the sea and on our beaches, it’s harming our marine environment and endangered species....

IPF Ibiza Produce
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IPF Ibiza Produce

PROJECT AIM Strengthen Ibiza’s food production capacity to reinvigorate soils and landscapes. WHY SUPPORT IBIZA PRODUCE Over the past decades, Ibiza’s land use has changed from flora and farmland to urban development and forest cover. This has led to a loss of rural landscapes and the disappearance of local plant varieties, animal breeds and traditional...

IPF Sustainability Study
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IPF Sustainability Study

PROJECT AIM Coordinate a Sustainability Study to contribute to the long-term prosperity of Ibiza by preserving the island’s natural resources. WHY SUPPORT A SUSTAINABILITY STUDY Ibiza’s popularity as a tourist destination has placed an enormous pressure on our land, water and infrastructure such as roads, desalination plants and sewage treatment facilities. By providing annually updated...

Preserving Ibiza’s Iconic Almond Groves
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Preserving Ibiza’s Iconic Almond Groves

Between 2010 and 2015, around 30% of Ibiza’s almond groves were lost. And of the 332 hectares that remain on the island, most are neglected and reaching the end of their lifecycle (around 70 years). To help recover almond groves, we are supporting a pilot project by the Association of Organic Producers of Ibiza and...

Water Ponds and Fire Prevention in Serra Grossa
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Water Ponds and Fire Prevention in Serra Grossa

The Serra Grossa aquifer is one of Ibiza’s most depleted and salinised water reservoirs. The Serra Grossa area is also vulnerable to forest fires because of the expansion of pine trees. Both problems are a result of the abandonment of land-management practices. Located in the south of Ibiza, the Serra Grossa receives around 400 mm...

Championing Local Products
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Championing Local Products

To preserve the environment and traditional, farming landscapes of Ibiza and Formentera, the consumption of locally grown and sustainably produced products needs to be supported and promoted. To gain a better understanding of market conditions, we funded (€5000) and conducted a feasibility study to provide insights on ways local farmers and producers can be supported....

Land Bank to Promote Farming
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Land Bank to Promote Farming

To encourage new farmers to the land, the Land Bank project has created a database of abandoned farms offered for organic farming under a stewardship contract. The Land Bank was established in 2011 by the Association of Organic Producers of Ibiza and Formentera (Associació de Productors d’Agricultura Ecològica d’Eivissa i Formentera – APAEEF) with our support. We...

Our Dolphins: Surveying Noise Impacts in Ibiza’s Waters
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Our Dolphins: Surveying Noise Impacts in Ibiza’s Waters

Rising levels of underwater noise has been identified as a threat to marine life. Little is known about how noise affects dolphins in Ibiza’s waters – a hotspot for boats and other noise generating activities. To monitor the impact of noise on dolphins, we provided €12,343 in 2017 for research work by Tursiops Association – a Balearic NGO...

Alliance against Oil Drilling
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Alliance against Oil Drilling

Alianza Mar Blava (Blue Sea Alliance) was first launched to stop oil and gas prospecting in front of Ibiza and Formentera. Today, it has become a strong lobbying force politically with the objective to declare Mediterranean waters under Spanish jurisdiction as a “zone free of hydrocarbon exploration.” Four oil and gas projects planned around the...

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