First training session for mountain guides on the Serra de Tramuntana’s natural and cultural heritage

This weekend, we held a theoretical and practical seminar for certified mountain guides. It was organised by the Consorci de la Serra de Tramuntana (Serra de Tramuntana Committee), Amics de la Terra and the Associació de Tècnics Esportius i Guies de Muntanya de les Illes Balears (Balearic Mountain Guides' and Specialists' Association), and funded by the Consell de Mallorca and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) (German Federal Environmental Foundation). This activity is part of the Read more...

New project to involve tourists in the conservation of Serra de Tramuntana

Amics de la Terra has initiated the new project Initiatives for the Contribution of German Tourists to the Conservation of the Serra de Tramuntana, financed by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) and in coordination with BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) and BTE (a German tourism consultancy). The presentation took place in Soller, on 22 November 2016. You can see the programme by clicking here This pilot project will be developed in the valley of Sóller, epicenter of Read more...

Port Authority offers a consistant solution for the city and Molinar

(As you know, Amics de la Terra forms a part of “Al Molinar, Port Petit”) 1. We appreciate the offer of the Balearic Island Port Authority and its benefits: a solution for everyone We believe that the Balearic Island Port Authority (APB), in contact with the Municipality of Palma, has managed to pick up the commitment assumed by the citizens and to offer a solution for Molinar, of which we don’t know more details than those we are publishing here, and if carried out, must satisfy all Read more...

Port Authority decides to consider an extension to the Port of Molinar unsuitable

(as you know, Amics de a Terra is part of this platform) The president of the Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has conveyed to the president of the board of the East Wind Molinar Maritime Club (CMML) the decision to not renew the concession of the Molinar Port on the basis of the expansion project. Moreover, in a recent statement, the APB has reported that it will assume the direct management of the moorings and the implementation of the necessary improvements to the club, Read more...

Tue 7 June 2016, 7pm: Seminar ‘What are we doing to the sea?’

To mark World Environment Day, Amics de la Terra and the Cofradía de Pescadores de Sant Pere (Sant Pere Fisherman's Association) invite you to the seminar 'What are we doing to the sea?', led by Dr Isabel Moreno, marine biology professor, at 7pm on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Location: Sant Pere Fisherman's Association in Palma (C/ Contramoll Mollet, 5). The talk will cover the greatly diverse marine animals and plants and mankind's relationship, as well as what we already know and research. Read more...

Platform ‘Salvem ses Fontanelles’ maintains its call to the council to confront Unibail Rodamco to save the wetland

25 May 2016 Platform members repeat their call to keep up efforts to save the wetland. On Wednesday afternoon, representatives of the 'Salvem ses Fontanelles' platform met with the councillor for town planning, Antoni Noguera, and the councillor for the environment, Neus Truyol, to find out first hand the administrative situation of the project aiming to destroy Palma's last wetland area, replacing it with a shopping centre developed by the French multinational Read more...

21 May: Environmental Volunteering Day to clean the coastline of Cabrera National Park

Amics de la Terra will be joining the Environmental Day and the cleaning of Cabrera National Park organized by Palma Aquarium, the Consulate of the Environment, Agriculture and Fishing and the National Waterfront Park of the archipelago of Cabrera. The program consists of the release of recovered turtles into the wild by Palma Aquarium, the removing of debris from the land and sea, classification of the debris, an environmental discussion, food, distribution of diplomas and Read more...

‘Al Molinar, Port Petit’ delivers 20,000 signatures to the Ministry for the Environment

4 May 2016 Representatives of the bodies that form the 'Al Molinar, Port Petit' campaign delivered yesterday afternoon a dossier to the government for the attention of the Ministry for the Environment, which has responsibility for compiling the environmental impact report for the El Molinar port expansion project. 'Al Molinar, Port Petit' believes it's relevant that the Ministry for the Environment has evidence of the significant public opposition to the project, as well as of the Read more...
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