Together against oil prospecting in Ibiza and Formentera.
Conservation of the marine environment.
Promoting a return to the land and caring for the countryside
Raising awareness about the environmental and cultural value of this wetland area.
The Ibiza Preservation Fund (IPF) aims to help preserve Ibiza and Formentera’s exceptional beauty and natural value, and to encourage sustainable initiatives. Our main focus is the conservation of Ibiza and Formentera’s countryside and marine areas. We raise money from people from all over the world who care about Ibiza’s future. Funds raised are used to support cutting-edge environmental initiatives, carried out by organizations on the island.
The Fund was set up in 2008 by a small group of persons with a long-standing personal connection with Ibiza and Formentera, and concerned with the future of the islands. It is supported administratively by The Ecology Trust, a grant-making charity established by the Goldsmith family in the UK in 2003. IPF staff is minimal, with one person based in Ibiza in charge of day-to-day management and coordination work, assisted by a UK and a Spanish advisor with a long-standing expertise in environmental work.
In recent years, public concern about environmental issues in Ibiza has grown, and some efforts are being made to change the island’s unsustainable growth patterns. Environmental organisations on the island are doing excellent work, but with very limited resources. Now is the time to support them and to capitalise on the growing public interest in green issues.
With Ibiza enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s hard to believe less than 1% of the island’s power comes from solar energy. To encourage households and businesses to install solar and speed up the island’s transition to renewable energy, we recently coordinated a study, ‘Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Status, Cases and Opportunities in […]
Presentación del estudio sobre Energía Solar Fotovoltaica: Experiencias y Oportunidadesen Ibiza, promovido por la Fundación para la Conservación de Ibiza y Formentera. La Fundación para la Conservación de Ibiza y Formentera (IPF) se complace en presentar el estudio Energía Solar Fotovoltaica: Experiencias y Oportunidades en Ibiza. Este estudio quiere destacar que aunque todavía existen barreras […]
While browsing the menu at Restaurante Juan y Andrea, you’ll see a message “Juan y Andrea believes in the importance of preserving our marine environment. We are supporting local NGOs to protect the threatened Posidonia meadows, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage.” We’re delighted Juan y Andrea has partnered with the Ibiza Preservation Fund to […]
With record high temperatures, little rain and an abundance of dry vegetation, Ibiza and Formentera face an extreme risk of forest fires during the summer months. Forest fires can have a serious impact on our natural spaces, wildlife, businesses and houses. The devastating fires in 2011 saw thousands of hectares of forest destroyed and residents […]
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with SAL de IBIZA, the iconic “Cristal de la Vida” from Ibiza, to support projects that protect our marine environment. “We are proud to join hands with the Ibiza Preservation Fund to protect and safeguard our favourite island for us and future generations to love and enjoy,” says […]
“Working Together to Preserve Ibiza and Formentera” is the theme of our 2016 Annual Report. The report covers four key areas – Sea, Land, Water and Energy. It includes information on the work we’ve done with local and international partners, highlights from the year, our supporters and how you can help us. As well as […]
2015 IPF Annual Report We are proud to announce that we have just published our 2015 Annual Report. The report describes the projects that we supported last year, as well as our partnerships and fundraising strategies. We hope you enjoy it! You can download it at the following link: Annual Report (PDF, 2,4Mb)
With the creation of the Fundación para la Conservación de Ibiza y Formentera we have given an important step towards the consolidation of our work in the Pitiusas. Having worked since our creation (2008) under the umbrella of British Charity The Ecology Trust, this year 2015 we decided to create a new Spanish entity legally independent, […]
We are very happy to present this translation of the study regarding Ibiza Water Management, done from January to May of 2015. This study has been supported by the Ibiza Preservation Fund, and coordinated by expert geologists from the Baleares University. It has also benefited from the participation of local researchers from GEN-GOB. Besides describing […]
We are proud to announce that we have just published our 2014 Annual Report. The report describes the 7 projects that we supported last year, as well as our partnerships and fundraising strategies. We hope you enjoy it! You can download it at the following link: Annual Report (PDF, 2,4Mb)
The Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund coordinator has visited Ibiza for 3 days to learn from the experience of the Ibiza Preservation Fund. During all her stay, we drived an electric car, courtesy of Ibiza Green Car. The Aolian Fund is cofounded by one of Ibiza Preservation Fund founders, Ben Goldsmith, and thus we share a […]
London 3rd-8th March 2015 – IPF is proud to support this exhibition of photographs by Morten Vilhelm Keller, whose focus is on the beauty and nature of the magical island. This exhibition is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the fragile beauty of an island we love so much and are working to preserve. For more […]