In addition, the Posidonia creates extensive meadows that cover the seabed, constituting an ecosystem of great beauty that enables the development of recreational activities such as diving and snorkeling. Therefore, it can be said that the contribution of this species, both to the maintenance of environmental quality and water, and its contribution to the economy of the Balearic archipelago, is vital. The Posidonia Home The Posidonia.
Mapping Posidonia Meadows
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This summer will see further protections being put in place for the Posidonia of Ibiza and Formentera, an important endemic species found only in the Mediterranean. The Posidonia Oceanica to give it its full name or Neptune Grass as it is commonly known is a true treasure of the sea but it suffers irreparable damage each year from recreational boats anchoring on top of it. This year, however, the Government will have , euros which is the largest budget in history since the creation of Ses Salines Natural Park to specifically address the funding and protection of the Posidonia fields. The Minister for the environment Vienc Vidal has announced that the park will have 14 boats for the surveillance of the anchorages and those anchoring freely with the aim of protecting the Posidonia.
Ibiza is an island of deeply affecting beauty. From the terracotta-hued soil and the vibrant green pine forest, to the brilliant blue sky and the technicolour wonder of wildflowers, every corner of this enchanted Balearic rock is postcard perfect and once discovered, few are able to resist its undeniable charms. This living, breathing mass of life is thought to be thousands of years old — some is dated as far back as , years — and consequently, is enormously valuable for the wellbeing of the waters surrounding Ibiza, to the extent that it is UNESCO World Heritage protected. And yet, Posidonia remains under threat. Increased tourism on the island and the surrounding Balearics means the meadows are at the mercy of yacht anchors, bilge water and pollution. So for the first time in decades, the species is in decline — and whereas the presence of Posidonia is usually a marker for a lack of contamination, its dwindling numbers ironically suggest that the Mediterranean is buckling under the pressure of those who come with the intention of admiring it. Dubbed the Posidonia Project, our collective aim is to protect this vitally important ecosystem from any further damage. Basically, they are superheroes, minus the capes. Cue the applause. For us, local conservation plays a fundamental role in our identity.
Official Tourism Site of Ibiza info ibiza. Did you know that Posidonia oceanica , the sea grass species found in Ibiza, is , years old? Did you know that this makes it the second oldest living organism on the planet? The island has many great treasures that are unknown to the general public and, without a doubt, one of them is the Posidonia, a marine plant whose natural habitat is the Mediterranean and more specifically the Balearic Islands. However, few know that the stunning beauty of the sea , its intense turquoise blue colour and even the fine white sand of the beaches have been preserved over the centuries thanks to a hidden and ancient treasure : the Posidonia meadows — an asset of outstanding universal value that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.