The Serra de Tramuntana Consortium increases its budget by 60% from 2018 to 2022

Jul 6, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Consell’s investment in the Serra de Tramuntana over this period was more than 22 million euros, as stated in the report presented today to the Consortium’s Board of Trustees.

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Acting Councilor for Territorial Planning Maria Antònia Garcías and Island Director Miquel Vadell presented the Serra de Tramuntana Consortium Report 2018-2022 on Wednesday, a period during which the Consell has increased the Consortium’s budget by 60.67% and has invested more than 22 million euros in the Serra de Tramuntana through the Consortium.

In the last 5 years, the Consortium has granted more than 4,700,000 euros in subsidies. Town councils, individuals, farms, irrigation communities, landowners and, since 2022, agri-food cooperatives and fishermen’s guilds have been able to recover ethnological and architectural elements, maintain and clean up the agricultural landscape and emblematic spaces, revitalise the traditional agricultural and livestock economy and thus preserve and protect the Serra.

In addition to expanding and creating new lines of ordinary subsidies that have been extended, the Consell de Mallorca has reacted quickly to adversity with extraordinary aid: in 2020, due to the health crisis following the situation created by the pandemic and after the Cap de Fibló in September; in 2022, to alleviate the economic crisis resulting from Russia’s war against Ukraine, efforts were made to help producers through cooperatives, regulatory councils and fishermen’s associations. 1.5 million euros were also mobilised to provide a rapid response to the damage caused by storm Juliette in 2023.

The year 2021, which marked the tenth anniversary of the Unesco declaration recognising the Serra de Tramuntana as a World Heritage Site in the Cultural Landscape category, saw the opening of the Serra de Tramuntana Centre in Raixa, a didactic and experiential presentation of the reasons that made Unesco’s recognition possible. The centre returns the possession to its roots with the recovery of ethnological elements and an allusion to its history, and also with the creation of a Recollidores space, where a final tribute is paid to these women, where the names and surnames of the more than 350 women found by the Consell are collected, in which the institution awarded them the Medal of Honour and Gratitude for their contribution to the preservation of the Serra.

In 2022, the Serra de Tramuntana Distinctive Label was presented, which already has more than 400 producers adhering to it and which promotes sustainability and creates dynamics based on the circular economy. The new seal also includes emblematic sites, restaurant and hotel services, and cultural and mountain guides, with the aim of highlighting the value of the effort involved in producing or providing a service in the Serra de Tramuntana.