Cabrera National Park to receive 10 million from Madrid
The money will go to research and management in the expanded part of the park.
Tiny marine organisms uncover the Earth’s history: zooming in on Foraminifera
In 1942, geologist Guillem Colom pioneered studies in foraminifera from the Balearic Sea.
Half the tourist tax revenue destined for water projects
In all, almost 24 million out of the 30 million will be spent on environmental and water projects.
Concern over effect of tourist pressure on Tramuntana wildlife
The number of people visiting the Tramuntana mountains could seriously affect biodiversity conservation.
Environmentalists urging expansion of Cabrera National Park
Environmentalists want the marine area to make up 21% of the Cabrera National Park.
Environmentalists demanding tourist quotas
Environmentalists GOB believe that the regional government is incapable of acting decisively in dealing with the negative effects of mass tourism.
Taking responsibility for Majorca's environment
"We need to be taking more responsibility for the environment we live in, not blaming tourists. We need them."
Es Trenc minibus service being considered for other beaches
The government is wishing to change the model of transport in environmentally sensitive places.
Arta demanding greater compensation for environmental conservation
Arta, as is the case with certain other municipalities, foregoes potential revenue by sticking rigidly to a policy of conservation.
A "serious mistake" if Alcudiamar investment is prevented
Alcudiamar suggests that the project would in fact produce environmental benefits for the bay and the beach.
Arta seeks similar arrangements to Es Trenc
Arta wants the same sort of compensation as Campos and the expropriation of a plot for car parking.
Catalonia shares concerns over Mediterranean oil prospecting
Consideration was given to the drafting of the law on a Mediterranean free of prospecting, something that is due to be placed before Congress.
Government drafts law for managing Es Trenc nature park
The draft legislation is now open to public consultation and it envisages regulations for moorings, chiringuito beach-bars and car parking.
New law would toughen up environmental controls
Under this law there is to be a streamlining of procedures to allow the creation of nature parks and also a ban on party boats in so-called natural areas.
Calvia wants tourists to help keep the beaches clean
In addition to environmental awareness, aims of the scheme are to promote winter tourism and natural heritage conservation.
Action to tackle the drought
The government points to a combination of high temperatures, increased population, pressure on resources and the condition of some facilities as making such action necessary.
Seawater quality is excellent in 86% of Balearic samples
The three points where quality was at its most deficient were Camp de Mar in Andratx, Cala Egos in Santanyi and Cala Pedrera, Es Castell in Minorca.
Research finds 400 sperm whales off the Balearics
This association has photographed and identified 86 examples of sperm whale over the past thirteen years, leading it to estimate that the community is around 400.
Capdepera has the highest level of forest fire recurrence
Remote-sensing satellite images provide a good tool for mapping forest fires and enable the identification of areas at the greatest risk.
Traffic reduction part of Palma’s plan for tackling climate change
A change in transport use will be one of the measures to be adopted, Noguera saying that the effects of climate change are already evident and also concerning.