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Plastic-free Ibiza and Formentera is a movement that saw the light in 2018, promoted by the Foundation for the Conservation of Ibiza and Formentera. It brings together more than 20 non-profit local organisations and its mission is to conserve and preserve the environment of the island of Ibiza, focusing on the serious problems posed by […]
Tursiops is an NGO founded in 1998 to study whales in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in the Balearics. From a clearly scientific standpoint, we believe that the best tool for conservation is knowledge, which is why each and every one of our studies follow strict protocols. We talked to Txema Brotons, Tursiops’ scientific director. Tell us […]
Cleanwave.org is a non-profit venture which sets out to provide alternatives to single-use plastic water bottles. We have set up a network of water refill stations throughout the Balearic Islands, where people can refill their sustainable water bottles for free. It is a social movement that brings together businesses, restaurants, hotels and civil society, in an […]
The Marilles Foundation has been working since 2016 with one clear aim: to make the Balearic Islands an example to follow for marine conservation around the world, showing that it is possible to have sea and coasts in excellent conditions even in a zone under great demographic pressure.
To make this happen, it is necessary to have a long-term view, continuity, perseverance and above all for different sectors of Balearic society to get involved, including the public, private and tertiary sectors.
Although many of them have joined forces for decades in preserving the sea bed, Marilles wishes to add to the initiatives that already exist around the islands and thus give extra impetus to the citizens’ movements involved in protecting the Balearic coasts.
To make the Balearics an example to follow in marine conservation, showing that it is possible to combine an excellent marine environment with economic prosperity.
Healthy marine and coastal systems with a wealth of marine life and fish stocks at their highest potential, thus helping make the region economically prosperous.
Our approach is based on everybody having a role to play in protecting the Balearic Sea, and on the need to spend more time seeking solutions instead of bemoaning the problems. To do so, our initiative has a characteristically constructive and inclusive spirit, open to dialogue and above all focussed on finding solutions.
Manu San Félix se encuentra en la última fase de realización de la película “2030, we changed”.
The Balearic Sea remains partly unknown, with species to discover and many habitats to be explored.
Marilles is working on the production of a collection of mini-guides on fauna and flora.
The marine and coastal environment generates multiple benefits for the Balearic economy and society.
Dos Manos (“Two Hands”) programme is aimed at young people in schools in the Balearics.
CleanWave works to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles in the Balearic Islands.
Plastic Free Ibiza is a new movement emerged to act on the problem of the contamination of plastics.
We support the conference on environmental science that the SHNB organizes every four years in all the islands.
The Marilles Foundation has granted an aid of € 15,000 for its marine program.