The Mallorca Preservation Fund (MAPF) was created in May 2017 with the aim of conserving the amazing beauty and environmental quality of Mallorca in an attempt to transform it into a sustainable management model for the islands. To reach this goal, MAPF raises funds with which to support the local projects and initiatives that focus on the island’s conservation. The Fund promotes the creation of protected marine areas, a sea free of plastic, local products and agriculture, the protection of our endangered species and their habitats, as well as the search for solutions to implement renewable energy and optimal waste management.


Hans Lenz


With Mallorcan-German roots that go deep into the social and natural heritage of Mallorca, he joins the Mallorca Preservation Fund in order to strengthen and accelerate the connection between the foundation with the local and international society on the island. After a lifelong experience of connecting people, cultures and their individual aspirations, Hans Lenz will dedicate himself to strengthen the collective projection and social interaction of the foundation.

Mallorca has the privilege of being home to persons from many parts of the world who share the same passion and desire for the preservation of the island as its permanent inhabitants do. Local and international persons and companies active on the island will now be united more strongly than ever under the common goal of the preservation of Mallorca.

Ben Goldsmith

Ben is CEO of Menhaden Capital, a new energy and resources focused investment trust listed on the London stock exchange. Previously, in 2005 Ben founded WHEB, one of Europe’s leading specialist sustainability-­‐focused fund management businesses.

Ben is also Chairman of the UK Conservative Environment Network and of the Goldsmith family’s environment-­‐focused philanthropic foundation, the JMG Foundation.

Ben is a passionate environmental investor and philanthropist. In 2010 he co-­‐founded the Ibiza Preservation Fund. Having found this model of place based environmentalism to be successful, he is replicating the model across the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean.

Sister funds exist in St Vincent & the Grenadines, and the Aeolian Islands, with more in the pipeline.

Bruno Entrecanales

Based in the Mallorcan Serra de Tramuntana, Bruno knows the island’s political and cultural environment well.

He has spent over ten years restoring some of Valldemossa’s most treasured agricultural and architectural sites and has strong ties to some of the islands most active NGOs.

Joe Holles

He is Mallorcan-English activist, artist, and business and environmental consultant.

Co-founder of Tramuntana XXI and Iniciativas XXI. He’s very active on the island, working closely with the University and a number of NGOs related to science, education and nature.


One of the most important parts of the Fund’s structure is the advisory group. This group, made up of people with strong environmental awareness and extensive knowledge and experience in their fields, help MAPF support and optimise its activities, thereby ensuring the project’s long-term success. Since its creation, the Mallorca Preservation Fund has brought together three members who have helped launch the Fund, and without their help it would have been impossible to carry out the work that has taken place to date.

Joan Mayol

He delved into ornithology and conservation in the early 1970s, in personal contact with Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente. In 1976 he earned a Biology degree from the University of Barcelona, with a thesis on the black vulture and Eleonora’s falcon in the Balearic Islands.

As the founder of GOB, he has also held a number of executive positions at various associations in the past (SEO, Societat d’Història Natural, Amics dels Parcs, Medmaravis, Eurosite and more). He has collaborated with these and other NGOs, and is currently on the board of directors of Petites îles de Méditerrané and Tramuntana XXI.

He originally worked as a civil servant with ICONA (1980-1984) and since then with the Autonomous Community. As the former director of S’Albufera Park (1989-1999), he is currently responsible for the conservation of species. He has been an associate professor at the UIB and worked for the IUCN and the European Council in the area of conservation.

He has written seven books and co-authored a number of other titles, in addition to hundreds of academic and educational articles in his specialism.

Since 2007, he has worked as a part-time farmer (he produces extra virgin olive oil with the Mallorca Denomination of Origin).

Joan Juan

He began in this field as a self-taught amateur naturalist in the areas of environmental management and architectural restoration. After earning a degree in Biology at the UIB, he began his professional career as the manager of “La Trapa” Biological Reserve (1993-2015), where he designed, promoted and executed the comprehensive management project for the environment (agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, volunteering, architecture and maintenance). He also wrote projects, handled institutional relations and obtained resources.

During this period, some of his top duties included designing and executing environmental regeneration projects following the fires that affected the property (1994 and 2013). Between 2001 and 2011, he coordinated his work at the s’Alquería d’Andratx property as the director of the training, advertising and marketing department in a sustainable management project for the surroundings, promoting experiences for better resource and environmental management (forest vermicompost, natural water purification, comparative analysis of photovoltaic technologies, forest and pasture management, etc.).

He has participated as an external advisor on a number of environmental management projects (always from a comprehensive perspective, taking into consideration all the aspects in order to detect needs and suggest solutions) for country estates and property owners.

Since 2015, he has worked at the Son Moragues property, where in addition to his involvement in the comprehensive management of the space, he is also the director of the Muntanya del Voltor (Land Stewardship) project.

His interest in protecting Tramuntana led to his participation in the creation of Tramuntana Sostenible in 2004, a new entity that, for the first time, brought together properties in the mountain range with the shared goal of finding equilibrium between the management and conservation of the environment. Following the same principles, in 2016 he participated in the creation of the Tramuntana XXI entity (an association that works towards the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range through knowledge and consensus to create spaces for dialogue for a sustainable future), of which he is a spokesperson.

Marcial Bardolet

Nació en Mallorca, dónde, a lo largo de los años desarrolló un creciente interés por la naturaleza y la cultura que le rodeaba inspirado por la belleza de la isla. Buscando una conexión humana con la naturaleza decidió estudiar geografía y especializarse en sistemas de información geográfica para después iniciar su carrera laboral.

Su trabajo en la Consellería de Medio Ambiente de las Islas Baleares ha sido gestionar la base de datos de los SIG del Departamento de Biodiversidad y Planificación Ambiental, crear y desarrollar proyectos relacionados con sistemas de información geográfica y supervisar el control de calidad de proyectos de cartografía para la toma de decisiones.

Está, por tanto, especializado en el análisis geoespacial, en el apoyo técnico de proyectos de planificación medioambiental y de los diferentes servicios SIG de Dirección General de Biodiversidad o IBANAT.

Ha sido profesor en la Universidad de las Islas Baleares y de la UNED enseñando varios cursos de SIG y sensores remotos y también ha trabajado en varios proyectos con otros clientes tanto del sector privado como del público, colaborando con el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Gobierno de las Islas Baleares, Universidad de las Islas Baleares,
ICAEN (Institut Català d’Energia), IDOM, en varios proyectos de la Unión Europea, especialmente en la Directiva Hábitats y la red Natura 2000.

En los últimos años ha crecido su involucración en la conservación de las praderas de Posidonia y la Serra de Tramuntana.

Marco van der Ree

Marco van der Ree es un líder estratégico e innovador con más de veinte años de experiencia en el establecimiento de asociaciones, la movilización de recursos y la implementación de planes/proyectos de programas de desarrollo sostenible y desarrollo local en todo el mundo. Obtiene resultados creando asociaciones y alianzas, y conectando a personas y organizaciones. Es el fundador y el consejero delegado de Brokering Solidarity, una empresa centrada, por un lado, en unir organizaciones, comunidades y personas que quieren promover la solidaridad y construir un mundo más sostenible y, por otro, en trabajar en las áreas de asociaciones, movilización de recursos y compromiso para el desarrollo sostenible.

Colabora como asesor jefe en el Centro Colaborador en Consumo y Producción Sostenibles (CSCP, por sus siglas en inglés) en Alemania, donde se encarga de las relaciones de colaboración, el desarrollo de proyectos y el asesoramiento de eventos/talleres en las áreas de implementación de objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (ODS), estilos de vida sostenibles, patrimonio cultural, ciudades sostenibles y oportunidades/soluciones TIC para un desarrollo sostenible.

De 1999 a 2015, trabajó para diferentes organizaciones de la ONU en África, Latinoamérica y a nivel mundial, prestando atención a las asociaciones, el desarrollo local, el desarrollo sostenible y el voluntariado. Por ejemplo, en 2011 coorganizó la conferencia del DIP/ONG de la ONU «Sociedades sostenibles, ciudadanos responsables» donde se reunió a 1.300 participantes de más de 80 países y se preparó la primera propuesta completa de la sociedad civil para los ODS. En 2012, dirigió la campaña mundial de medios sociales «El voluntariado cuenta» para el desarrollo sostenible de Rio+20, con más de 64 millones de acciones contabilizadas.

Marco cuenta con un Máster en Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Ámsterdam, con especialidad en Política Medioambiental Internacional y Latinoamérica. Inició su carrera (1996-1998) con una ONG socioambiental brasileña, el Instituto para la Sociedad, la Población y la Naturaleza (ISPN).

Es neerlandés, habla neerlandés, inglés, español y portugués con fluidez, tiene un buen nivel de alemán y un nivel intermedio de francés. Actualmente, vive en Mallorca.


Ana Riera

Nació en Palma de Mallorca donde desde su infancia desarrolló una conciencia medioambiental que le llevó a lo largo de los años a interesarse por la naturaleza y el hábitat propio de su tierra natal, la isla de Mallorca.

Licenciada en Bioquímica y Biología, la protección y preservación de la isla de Mallorca y su entorno, es una responsabilidad que asume como propia en su día a día junto con el esfuerzo de concienciar a los que la rodean en el cuidado y respeto por los valores naturales de una tierra a la que ama profundamente.