Minorca is hosting thousands of tourists in a short period of time, and most of this negative impact is reflected in the environment.
Every year 165 million tones of plastic are throwing into the sea. If we don’t slowdown, in 35 years we will get more plastic than fish from the ocean.
There are different factors involved with the marine ecosystem preservation. For example taking care of Posidonia meadows, not getting seashells and sand, not disturbing animals like starfishes.
Consciousness is in our hands, we all together can enjoy this small paradise called Minorca for a long time.
¡Make the Mindful Tourism possible with us!
The ocean posidonia is a plant that can be found exclusively in the Mediterranean sea.
Its preservation is one of the most important things to get a healthy marine ecosystem in the Balearic Islands and Mediterranean sea.
It adds oxygen to the se by photosynthesis, contributing to the transparent water color that everybody loves.
There are more than 100 marine species. For example the Nacra (Pinna Nobilis) that is in a high danger of extinction.
From the posidionia meadows location reducing the strength of the sea to the posidonia leftovers deposited on the beach sand and avoiding the retreat of the sea.
From the smallest fishes using seashells to the small crabs.
There are more animals as marine sponges, algaes and others using seashells.
Part of the beach sand is made by seashells erosion.
If we get this raw material from the sea, we are contributing on sand's disappearance.
Even birds could need some seashells to build nests.
Molluscs are needing calcium carbonate to develop the shell and they get it by dead seashells.
When a Starfish is taken out of water, his breathing gets disturbed, and the animal may die in a few minutes.
The first thing is taking action as soon as possible. Then we are going to give you some tips to make your stance in Menorca as most sustainable as possible.
As you can see, all the points are just small actions that everybody could make.
¡Just do it and let’s walk together to a better world!