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Ibiza & Formentera preservation


We are proud to support the work of IbizaPreservation, a non-profit foundation created in 2008 to help

protect and restore the natural resources of Ibiza and Formentera.


We will donate £1 for every article sold through our website. Funds are used to support the following strategic projects:

1. Ibiza Produce: strengthening Ibiza’s food production capacity to regenerate soils and landscapes;

2. Plastic Free Ibiza & Formentera: an alliance of a dozen local NGOs working to phase out single-use plastics;

3. Sustainability Observatory: improving understanding of Ibiza’s challenges through an annual study of socio-environmental indicators;

4. Posidonia Protection: Preserving Posidonia seagrass meadows to keep our marine environment healthy and full of life;

5. Protecting the Ibizan lizard: defending Ibiza and Formentera's iconic reptile from invasive snakes.

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The Posidonia Oceanica plant, an underwater grass that's been called "the lungs of the Mediterranean".

This endemic aquatic plant is present in the waters of Ibiza and Formentera and is key to our marine ecosystem.

Posidonia is not only a highly effective carbon sink capable of absorbing 15 times more CO2 from the atmosphere than

the Amazon rainforest, but it is also home to an enormous range of organisms.

The meadows also purify the waters around Ibiza & Formentera, giving them their characteristic turquoise colour.

These vast underwater meadows have existed for almost 100,000 years and have been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

However, the uncontrolled anchoring of boats, pollution, increased fishing activity and coastal urbanisation have destroyed more

than 30% of the Posidonia meadows in the last 50 years alone, a loss that has serious repercussions for the ecosystem

in the Mediterranean and the Islands themselves as the seagrass prevents erosion along the coastline by keeping the sand in place.

IbizaPreservation has worked hard over the years to preserve the land and seas of Ibiza and Formentera.

The team are financing a study evaluating the state of Ibiza’s Posidonia meadows by the environmental group Gen-Gob and

lending support to marine biologist Manu San Felix who has dedicated his life to saving the precarious plant.

He has raised awareness around the subject and worked to protect more than 13,000 sea hectares

of the Ses Salines Natural Park between Ibiza and Formentera.

IbizaPreservation supports his Vellmarí Association’s Formentera Dive Camp, a children’s education programme

and has previously provided funding for the development of the Posidonia MAPS application which shows the location of Posidionia meadows so

that boats can avoid anchoring in them.

Ibiza & Formentera preservation

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many projects at

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