The 8thEnvironment Conference organised by the Natural History Society (SHNB) of the Universidad de las Islas Baleares (UIB) aims to provide a space for researchers and experts to discuss and share the work on natural history and environmental issues that they have carried out over the past four years.
The almost 150 documents that will be presented during the conference cover a range of environmental topics: marine ecosystems, earth sciences, botany, scientific collections, natural history documentation, protected natural spaces, environmental management, environmental education, zoology and terrestrial ecology.
"The conference is an opportunity to share the knowledge produced in the Balearic Isles, to disseminate this information among the general public and to provide a stimulus for the exchange of experiences connected with the environment,” said Guillem Xavier Pons, a UIB professor who is a member of the SHNB.
As an incentive to seek out young scientists, a prize of €300 will be awarded for the best paper presented by a student accredited at the conference.
The conference will be held in Mallorca on November 28-30 in the conference hall of the Guillem Cifre de Colonya building on the Universitat de les Illes Baleares campus.
In Ibiza on December 13 & 14 (with a visit to the countryside on the 15th) and in Menorca on January 10 & 11, 2020 in the headquarters of the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis.
“The conservation of the Balearic sea must have a sound scientific basis. It’s through knowledge and research that we can devise effective solutions to improve the state of the Balearic sea and coast and this is why we support initiatives such as the Environmental Conference.” Aniol Esteban, director of the Fundación Marilles.
The conference is supported by the Fundación Marilles para la Conservación del Mar Balear, Red Eléctrica de España, the Consejo Insular de Menorca (Agencia Menorca Reserva de la Biosfera), the Institut Menorquí d’Estudios, the Conselleria de Medi ambient, Agricultura i Pesca (general management of Espacios Naturales y Biodiversidad) and the Sant Josep de Talaia local authority.