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.
“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 […]
One more year, we are glad to invite you to the Ibiza 2015 Round the Island Cycling Challenge. You will have two full days of cycling with the option of taking two different routes, one covering 135km and the other 190km, over the two days. After two days you will have cycled around the island, […]
IPF has been invited to participate at the beautiful party that Can Muson is organizing next Saturday 20th September. Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit the farm and the animals, and participate at various environmental workshops. There will be activities from 11h00 to 18h00, and a delicious paella made with local ingredients. […]
La Galeria Elefante is kindly organizing a fundraising party on Friday 8th of August from 6pm to 10pm, at their lovely garden. Ibiza Preservation Fund has been invited to participate, together with the charity Samasound. Please join us! As a very special treat, Jody from Samasound will be performing live in the garden and delighting us all with her musical […]
Protest over Cairn Energy’s drilling threat in World Heritage Site Today Greenpeace protested outside Cairn Energy’s HQ in Edinburgh in solidarity with Alianza Mar Blava (Blue Sea Alliance) who are opposing oil exploration around the Balearic islands. Cairn’s plans threaten the future of tourism, fishing and endangered species like dolphins and turtles. […]
Sa Conillera lighthouse project: brief summary Under the frame of a new initiative by the Spanish Harbor Authority, “Faros de España” (Spanish lighthouses), there is a specific proposal of adapting the lighthouse of the island of Sa Conillera as a “rural hotel”. Sa Conillera is currently a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Site of Community […]