WHAT IS THE XARXA?
La Xarxa Dragonera Blava (XDB) represents the community of Sa Dragonera, made up of people who have a relationship with the area, either professionally or recreationally. The final objective of the Network is to establish participatory governance of the marine space of Sa Dragonera (that is, to be part of the decision-making process for the management of the space).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The process to follow begins by creating a bond with the community, learning together about the area, its values and threats, to later set goals and work on them in a network through participatory forums, so that it is part of the dam of decisions in space management. On the other hand, it is essential to work with the different sectors of the area for the implementation of good practices.
Share your experiences, initiatives and vision, whether you are a business, an organization or simply a person who wants to stop the loss of biodiversity and bet on Sa Dragonera with life - marine and terrestrial. Participatory forums are held quarterly. If you want to be part of it, e-mail us!
STEPS OF THE PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE
Bring people closer to the marine environment
Make the local community visible
Strengthen the network & the social structure
Policy-making together with the administration
Organise community through multi-sectorial participative forums
Promote good practices
COMMUNITY VIDEO SERIES
The local community: "My Dragonera"
The participatory forums
Workshops, campaigns and actions with the community
Small-scale fisheries in Andratx
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS IN ANDRATX
Biodibal was born in 2017. The main objective or this organisation is to guarantee free access to existing information on biodiversity in the Balearic Islands.
TAIB is an association that, since 2007, has carried out numerous projects in both Mallorca and Ibiza, focused on species, communities or habitats of interest for the management of natural spaces.
Observadores del Mar is a citizen science platform dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment, which promotes collaboration between citizens and the scientific community.
La Trapa is a rustic villa located right in front of Sa Dragonera island. It was acquired in 1980 by the GOB thanks to popular, institutional and entity support with the aim of preserving it and conserving its values threatened by a subdivision and urbanization project. Currently, La Trapa has established itself as a great tool to promote hiking, scientific research, environmental education and nature conservation.
The organization was born in 2015 with the aim of contributing to the study and conservation of the Balearic Sea. With the "Eggcase2020" project, Cayume focuses on the recovery of shark and ray eggs from the fishing sector for incubation with the purpose of the project is to raise and reintroduce the juvenile individuals to the sea so that they can form part of marine ecosystems.
Scientific research is the foundation of MedGardens. Algae and seagrass communities are transplanted or reinforced in small plots of shallow coastal seabed. These spaces become social and environmental laboratories where citizens and science converge, building the marine capabilities of the people and enabling their participation in citizen science.
The Marine Research and Aquaculture Laboratory is located in the Port of Andratx and was opened in 1980. The centre's fields of research are very diverse, all of them within the world of marine biology: application of Community legislation on marine resources, shellfishing, fish and shellfish farming, restocking, supply of alevins and technical support to fish farming cooperatives, study of fisheries, eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia, monitoring of mollusc production areas, studies of recreational fishing, animal health maps, localisation of areas suitable for the installation of cages, etc.