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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Vicent Palermet

Since he was a child, Vicent learned to love the country life, influenced by his family. He has professional studies in guitar and music theory, by the Conservatory of Ibiza, and in woodwork, from the School of Arts and Crafts. He has published several articles and videos related to popular culture, and given lectures and workshops on language, musical instruments, wood and cane, esparto grass, lime kilns, mills, dry wall, etc.

As a farmer he works the land, planting and harvesting. As an artisan he works with esparto grass, wood and cane. At home he makes his ​​bread and soap. He is part of a polyphonic vocal group that recovers old songs of the Mediterranean, and he is also a dancer and musician at the folkloric group of Sant Josep.

Ronnie Andersen

Ronnie arrived on Ibiza around 10 years ago. Initially drawn to the island to continue his professional career as a biographer and journalist, he changed plans when he heard about one of the most endangered pig breeds in the world. With farming deeply ingrained in his Irish blood Ronnie quickly became involved with the local ibizencan farming community. Within a year he acquired his farm and he started a successful mission to save the black pig and other rare breeds from the island, working alongside with la Federació Pitiusa de Races Autòctones.

Alongside the breeding programme Ronnie established an educational facility at the farm for local schoolchildren. Some 1.500 children a year pass through the farm.

Ronnie’s dream is to help to secure –with the help from all the other farmers- a caring, sustainable and compassionate future for agriculture on Ibiza.

Elizabetta Caraccia

Elisabetta (Betta) graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome in the year 2000 with a degree in Anthropology.

She travelled extensively from a very early age, covering the four corners of the globe. The awareness and lessons she received through her travels and her anthropological studies have become the driving force behind her desire to help protect our planet, its inhabitants and inspire others.

She has been directly involved in the production of a few documentaries and, after becoming a mother, she chose Ibiza as permanent residence for her self, her partner and their three children. She is an extremely keen contributor, whenever possible, to the wellbeing of this beautiful island.

Arturo López

PhD in Ecology, Arturo started working for sustainability in developing countries in 1977. Until 1992 he lived mainly in Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica, promoting and coordinating nature conservation and rural development programs with NGOs, governments, AID Agencies and indigenous communities.

In the last 10 years Arturo has worked mainly around the Mediterranean basin, particularly promoting and developing with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) the Mediterranean network of marine protected areas (SPAMI), and between 2003 and 2015 has directed the established and/or management planning of over 10 such areas in Tunisia, Morocco, Croatia, Israel, Turkey and Spain.

He now lives in Ibiza, where he is generously advising IPF and our local partners on local marine initiatives.