ABOUT US

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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE​

Enrique Bañuelos

COFOUNDER

Enrique first came to Majorca when he was a child and has ever since had a special attraction to the island.

In 2004 he bought a historic property west of Palma which he rebuilt respecting the ecological and traditional elements and has since visited the island regularly. He is also committed to preserving the cultural heritage of Majorca and feels strongly about the protection of the environment and the natural beauty of the island.

Therefore, he has supported several cultural and charitable activities related to its conservation. Professionally, he is a successful businessman with more than 30 years’ of experience, focusing in the recent years on renewable energy solutions and clean cities.

He is also a co-­‐founder of the FIA Formula E Championship

Ben Goldsmith

COFOUNDER

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.

ADVISORY GROUP

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 Richter
As a native of Mallorca, over the course of the years and inspired by the island’s beauty, he has developed a growing interest in the nature and culture that surrounded him. In search of a human connection with nature, he decided to study geography and specialise in geographic information systems, which he would later apply to his professional career. His work at the Ministry of the Environment of the Balearic Islands consisted of managing the GIS database of the Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Planning, creating and developing projects related to geographic information systems, and supervising the quality control of cartography projects for decision making. He is therefore specialised in geospatial analysis, the technical support of environmental planning projects and of the various GIS services of the General Directorate of Biodiversity or IBANAT. He has worked as a professor at the University of the Balearic Islands and UNED, teaching a number of GIS and remote sensor courses, as well as on several projects for clients in the private and public sector, collaborating with the Ministry of the Environment, the Government of the Balearic Islands, the University of the Balearic Islands, ICAEN (Institut Català d’Energia), IDOM, and various European Union projects, particularly in the Habitats Directive and the Natura 2000 network. His involvement in the conservation of the Posidonia meadows and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range has grown in recent years.
Marco van der Ree

Marco van der Ree is a strategic and innovative leader with 20+ years of experience in building partnerships, resource mobilization, and program/project implementation of sustainable development and local development programs worldwide. He delivers results through building partnerships, networks, and connecting people and organizations. He is the Founder and CEO of Brokering Solidarity, a company focused on bringing organizations, communities and people together who want to foster solidarity and build a more sustainable world; and working in the areas of partnerships, resource mobilization and engagement for sustainable development.
He is attached as a Senior Advisor to the Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Germany where he works on collaborative partnerships, project development and event/workshop facilitation in the areas of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation, sustainable lifestyles, cultural heritage, sustainable cities, and ICT opportunities/solutions for sustainable development.
From 1999 to 2015, he worked for different UN organizations working in Africa, Latin America and globally, with a focus on partnerships, local development, sustainable development and volunteering. For example, in 2011 he co-organized the UN DPI NGO Conference “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens” bringing together 1300 participants of over 80 countries preparing the first complete civil society proposal for the SDGs. In 2012, he led the global social media campaign “Volunteer Action Counts” for sustainable development for Rio+20, with over 64 million actions counted.
Marco holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam with a focus on International Environmental Policy and Latin America. He started his career (1996-98) with a Brazilian socio-environmental NGO, the Institute for Society, Population and Nature (ISPN).
He is a Dutch national, speaks fluent Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese, proficient German and intermediate French. He currently lives on Mallorca.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR​

Ana Riera

Born in Palma de Mallorca, she grew up in a permanent touch with nature that helped her develop a strong environmental awareness towards her homeland. Protecting and preserving the amazing beauty and environmental quality of the island of Mallorca together with her deep respect and care for nature, made her conscience of the great importance of getting people on board on the important task of preserving our most valued treasures, Mallorca.

She has a Degree in Biochemistry and Biology.