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The Xarxa Dragonera Blava represents a whole community that creates actions and activities that protect and promote the future of the Dragonera Marine Protected Area and its natural environment. Share your experiences, initiatives and vision, whether you are a business, an organisation or simply an individual who wants to help prevent the loss of biodiversity and contribute to an area thriving with marine and terrestrial life.

Together we can ensure that the waters of Sa Dragonera continue to be a source of life, resources, work and leisure!

The artisanal fisheries in Sa Dragonera Marine Reserve

The diving centres of Sa Dragonera Marine Reserve 

The sea starts here

Excursion along Sant Elm

Underwater photography in Sa Dragonera

Unity for biodiversity

What does marine stewardship mean to you?

Get to know the environmental projects in the area:

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The Biodibal project was born in 2017 from a Collaboration agreement between the University of the Balearic Islands and Red Eléctrica de España. The main objective of Biodibal is to guarantee free access to existing information on biodiversity in the Balearic Islands. Based on this objective, the project has three aspects:

1. To gather and organise information about biodiversity in the Balearic Islands and to turn it into an intellectual asset. Information on all known species worldwide can be consulted from the web and records of observations made in the Balearic Islands can be accessed.

 

2. To make this information known through informational resources designed to complement the educational curricula.

 

3. To make the information available to anyone interested in nature.

Biodibal was born with the desire to promote collaboration between institutions, researchers, managers, naturalists and, in general, anyone interested in biodiversity to bring together and grow knowledge, open new lines of research and promote the management and conservation of biodiversity .

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TAIB is an association that started from an international long-term ecological monitoring and training project that took place over 30 years in s'Albufera Natural Park. Several volunteers from the project decided to create a local association to be able to share the data they had as a group to other places in the Balearic Islands. Since then (2007) they have carried out numerous projects both in Mallorca and Ibiza, related to various themes, but always focused on species, communities or habitats of interest for the management of natural spaces. One of its lines of work is related to educating the public about the biodiversity of insects and raise awareness about the lack of data in this field, as well as the need to respect nature.

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Observadores del Mar is a marine citizen science platform dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment, which promotes collaboration between citizens and the scientific community.

 

Fundació Marilles is a private non-profit foundation with the vision of transforming the Balearic Islands into a world benchmark in marine conservation.

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La Trapa is a 81-hectare, mountain estate located in the southwest of the Sierra de Tramontana, in the municipality of Andratx, in front of the island of Sa Dragonera. It was acquired in 1980 by GOB thanks to popular, institutional and entity support, with the aim of preserving it and its values (​​threatened by a subdivision and urbanisation project). Along with GOB, thanks to the altruistic collaboration of numerous groups of volunteers, who volunteer in management and conservation tasks, La Trapa has established itself as a great tool to promote hiking, scientific research, education environmental and nature conservation.

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Cayume is a non-profit association established in 2015 on the island of Mallorca. The entity was born with the aim of contributing to the study and conservation of the Balearic Sea. In 2020 it started its first marine conservation project "Eggcase2020" focused on the recovery of shark and ray eggs from the fishing sector for their incubation. The purpose of the project is to breed and reintroduce the juvenile individuals in the sea so that they can form part of the marine ecosystems. Cayume believes in the positive effect of education to improve conservation and shares its projects through environmental education.

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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.

 

When underwater forests regenerate, they create new habitats where other species of animals and plants can thrive, contributing to the regeneration of biodiversity and thereby optimising productivity in terms of benefits for society. After completing a MedGardens training, tourists and locals can participate in MedGardens marine science operations, in collaboration with local dive centers and the SeaWatchers.net platform. A great opportunity to generate a catalogue of innovative ecotourism experiences and stimulate the blue economy.

The Marine Research and Aquaculture Laboratory is located in the Port of Andratx and was opened in 1980. The space has an experimentation hall for marine species and a polygon of cages. The cages are located inside the port, where the depth is between 5 and 8 metres, and have supported the maintenance for the repopulation and experimental cultivation of dentex, sea bass, morrudas, sirviolas or corvina, among others. 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.