Results of an environmental survey amongst German hikers in the Serra de Tramuntana

The majority admire the landscape but are not aware of the difficulties to maintain it. Half of them are willing to dedicate one day to voluntary work to improve its conservation. According to a survey carried out recently by volunteers of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), the majority of German speaking tourists have visited the Serra de Tramuntana on more than three occasions before and are interested to come back in the future. Half a dozen German volunteers spent several days in Read more...

Amics de la Terra presenta al·legacions al decret de protecció de posidònia

Amics de la Terra ha presentat avui un plec d’al·legacions a la proposta de decret de protecció de posidònia que tramita la Conselleria de Medi Ambient, Agricultura i Pesca. En primer lloc, valoram molt positivament la iniciativa de posar ordre al problema del fondeig incontrolat de vaixells, que durant els últims anys s’ha convertit en una de les amenaces més importants que afecta a la supervivència de la posidònia. Per això donam suport a aquest decret, tan necessari com Read more...

Compartim l’experiència del projecte de la Serra de Tramuntana amb sindicats alemanys

La setmana del 21 – 28 d'octubre, un grup de 20 alemanys van visitar Mallorca com a part del seminari educacional “Mallorca - una illa entre turisme de masses, problemes d'aprovisionament i amb una naturalesa impressionant”. El seminari va ser organitzat per DGB Bildungswerk de Hessen, una institució educacional dels sindicats que es dedica a la formació dels treballadors, membres del sindicat. Com a part del seminari, van visitar diferents llocs de la Ruta de Pedra en Sec i tenien Read more...

German tourists work with Amics de la Terra to conserve the Serra de Tramuntana

Last weekend, around 30 people (German tourists and locals) took part in a novel volunteering day organised by Amics de la Terra Mallorca to help recover olive groves and dry-stone walls in the Serra de Tramuntana, thereby raising hiking tourists' awareness of the importance of maintaining them and the challenges in protecting a UNESCO World Heritage site. The volunteering day, which will be repeated several times in 2018, was carried out in partnership with BUND (Friends of the Earth Read more...

Ecology organisations vote against the proposed distribution of proceeds from the ‘tourism tax’

As set out by the Sustainable Tourism Tax Commission's plenary meeting rules, GOB and Amics de la Terra Mallorca will present their 'no' vote in writing within a 72-hour period after the meeting is held. GOB and Amics de la Terra Mallorca will vote against the proposal presented by the government for the distribution of funds from the tourism tax. Apart from formal questions relating to the money's distribution, GOB and Amics de la Terra do not agree with the tax proceeds being Read more...

Ses Fontanelles: a step closer to avoiding the shopping centre

The expiry of the effects of the first licence, requested at the time by Agua Mágica, means that Unibail-Rodamco probably can't recover and carry out the first project of 22 buildings that was planned on the Ses Fontanelles wetlands. The Ses Fontanelles' administrative document's journey is long and complicated, and it still hasn't come to an end. With respect to the commercial licence (Balearic government): A few months ago, we celebrated the TSJIB's verdict rejecting the appeal Read more...

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...

Reivindicacions d’Amics de la Terra en el Dia Mundial

El 22 de abril es celebra en tot el món el Dia de la Terra, un acte que va néixer com a reivindicació dels anys 70 per informar, educar, sensibilitzar sobre el problemes ambientals. Aquesta diada s’ha popularitzant amb actes celebrats a més de 192 països per rendir homenatge al nostre planeta i proposar alternatives més sostenibles a les activitats humanes nocives. Amics de la Terra fa una sèrie de propostes polítiques sobre les següents problemàtiques ambientals a Mallorca, Read more...
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