ALLIANCE AGAINST SEISMIC PROSPECTING

Mar Blava Alliance is a cross-sector platform whose aim is to protect the Mediterranean Sea, and fight for the Spanish government to legally declare it an area “Free of Hydrocarbon Prospections”. Seismic prospecting is a serious source of sea noise pollution that threatens the lives of whales and dolphins. The Fund supports this platform to take this very important battle further.

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LOCAL PRODUCTS - RECLAIMING DIVERSITY PROJECT

We are supporting a project by the Association of Local Varieties, which aims to achieve successful long term agricultural management by producing crops best adapted to our weather conditions and soil characteristics. It is a project with strong benefits to nature, which also holds sentimental value. The Seed Bank project supports the concept of Food Sovereignty, defined as the right of people to decide over agricultural and farming policies and the production of local food.

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PROJECT TO STUDY THE SPERM WHALE POPULATION​

This initiative, carried out by the Tursiops Association to track and study the sperm whale population in the Balearic Islands, will provide data to support the proposal of a sanctuary east of the Balearic Islands for this species.

The data will also play a key role in defining the new proposed limits for the expansion of Cabrera National Park, which would contribute greatly towards protecting our wealth.

BALEARIC ISLANDS, UNTAMED ARCHIPELAGO DOCUMENTARY

Mallorca’s conservation is essential due to the valuable natural resources that represent an enigma for many and a unique Mediterranean treasure for a few. For millions of years, hundreds of species have adapted to this particular indigenous habitat, providing the Balearic Islands with an incomparably rich biological diversity.

By supporting this project, the Mallorca Preservation Fund wants to help show the world the value of this natural wonder in the Balearic Islands.

PROJECT TO STUDY THE BALEARIC SHEARWATER POPULATION IN THE MALGRATS ISLANDS

The Balearic shearwater is classified as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The current status of this Balearic endemism is the most critical of all the seabirds in Europe. This study, promoted by IRBI in collaboration with SEO/BirdLife, will provide the knowledge to improve the protection of this emblematic species.

Photo credit: Pep Arcos-SEO/BirdLife