Mediterranean underwater forests are made up of seagrasses and algae that make an essential contribution to biodiversity, as they provide shelter, food, nurseries, etc. In addition, they offer relevant benefits to society, as they produce 5 times more oxygen than tropical forests, are twice as productive as forests or farmland, improve water quality and clarity, nutrient cycling, particle trapping, water attenuation, are a carbon sink that mitigates climate change, etc.
Unfortunately, these habitats are threatened by human pressures such as overfishing, habitat degradation and destruction, pollution and warming waters due to climate change.
Therefore, Mallorca Preservation supports the CleanWave Foundation in the creation of 4 MedGarden pilots by funding part of the Formentor MedGarden. By regenerating this small patch of seabed, we hope not only to contribute to a healthier marine ecosystem, but also to bring people closer to the sea and its beauty.
When an underwater forest regenerates, new habitats are created in which both animals and other plant species can thrive, contributing to the regeneration of biodiversity and thus to the resilience of the ecosystem.
A MedGarden unit is a small plot of shallow coastal seabed where native seagrass and algae forests are transplanted or reinforced. These spaces become social and environmental labs where citizens and scientists concur.
When underwater forests are regenerated, they create new habitats where other animal and plant species can thrive, contributing to the regeneration of biodiversity and with it, the ecosystem’s resilience.
Mallorca Preservation supports CleanWave Foundation in the creation of 4 pilot medgardens, by funding part of the Formentor Medgarden. Whith the regeration of small plot of seabed, we hope not just to contribute to a healthier marine ecosystem, but also to bring people to the sea and its beauty.