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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....

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...

“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...