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“The Sea, a Shared Responsibility”
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“The Sea, a Shared Responsibility”

The impact of nautical tourism and pollution on the marine environment are key areas of concern for the programme, ‘The Sea, A Shared Responsibility’ (El Mar, una responsabilidad compartida). Coordinated by GEN-GOB Eivissa, we support the programme together with the Dutch-based Adessium Foundation. Now in Phase 3, GEN-GOB is working with the Council of Ibiza, Balearic Government...

Mapping Posidonia Meadows
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Mapping Posidonia Meadows

Posidonia oceanica seagrass is unique to the Mediterranean Sea and forms vast underwater meadows that are critical to Ibiza and Formentera’s ecosystem. Posidonia meadows can be more than 1000-years-old and are recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage. But they are being seriously impacted by the growth of tourism and recreational boat use. Uncontrolled boat anchoring,...

“We Changed” Film
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“We Changed” Film

“What we do in the next few years will determine the Mediterranean Sea’s future. We could very well… keep on following the road to its rapid destruction. Or we could change our habits in order for it to recuperate in a brief period…Our generation has the opportunity and the obligation to initiate this change…” Manu San...

Saving Our Seahorses
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Saving Our Seahorses

Ibiza and Formentera’s waters are home to two highly-threatened species of seahorses – the Hippocampus hippocampus and Hippocampus guttulatus. Both species are included on the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN and the Balearic Government’s Llista Vermella dels Peixos de les Balears. To help the population recover, we provided a €10,000 grant to a project led by...

Water Alliance
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Water Alliance

Water scarcity and pollution are Ibiza and Formentera’s most serious environmental challenges. In 2016, we supported the creation of a Water Alliance and provided €30,000 in seed funding for a secretariat to promote a broad partnership of local players to implement and advance solutions to the islands’ water issues. The Water Alliance (Alianza para la Gestión Sostenible...

Promoting Solar Energy and Electric Mobility
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Promoting Solar Energy and Electric Mobility

Ibiza has a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels to generate electricity and for transportation. At present, less than 1% of Ibiza’s electricity comes from solar energy even though the island enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. To encourage households and businesses to install solar energy, we funded (€5000) and coordinated a...

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