Area of Interest

Marine Conservation

Posidonia, Protected Marine Areas and Water Contamination

The rich and pristine waters of Mallorca’s maritime coastline are among the island’s most precious environmental assets, making their protection a top priority.

One of the key factors that contribute to the exceptional quality of the Balearic Islands’ waters is the presence of Posidonia oceanica, an endemic Mediterranean marine plant. Posidonia meadows play a crucial role in sediment dynamics, produce oxygen, absorb carbon, provide habitat and shelter for a variety of species, and effectively filter and maintain the water’s cleanliness. For these reasons, Posidonia meadows are considered the most important habitat in the Mediterranean and the hallmark of a thriving marine ecosystem in the Balearic Islands.

To promote the conservation of the Balearic Sea’s biodiversity, it is crucial to protect not only Posidonia, but also the entire range of marine species. The preservation of habitats supports the survival of different species, and therefore, we are striving to enhance the management of marine protected areas, promote sustainable fishing practices, and safeguard vulnerable species. 

Grant criteria overview

WHO: Local non-profit organizations, associations, clubs or unions, social cooperative enterprises and/or other local bodies, including research centers, are highly recommended to apply for grants.

Non-local applicants, already active in the area or experts, can be also eligible for grants and strategic partnerships, if they prove that they can offer capacity building to the locals and/or tangible impact through their work on the ground.

The applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasize on integrated bottom-up approach, by consulting with, mobilizing and involving local communities and demonstrate positive community impact.

WHAT: Applications for funding from the MAPF should fit into one of the Fund’s key focus areas as well as the MAPF preferred types of projects.

The proposed projects shall be clear and compelling, with the objective to create measurable and sustainable long-term results, build capacity and encourage participation by the local society.

Ideally, the proposed activities shall be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.

WHERE: The MAPF encourages the implementation of projects in Mallorca. Projects with opportunities for replicability will be prioritized.

How to apply

All applicants need to complete and send our application form. In case of approval by the SC members, the grantee will need to sign a Grant Agreement with specific terms of the collaboration. Please download the application or fill in the online application form below

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