The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has designated 1 July of each year as World Marine Aids to Navigation Day.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) took part today in a presentation of the LIBERA project, launched by the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/Birdlife) in alliance with Ecoembes. The key message of the campaign is to not throw waste into the sea, as our litter will be the only thing that survives (“No tires residuos al mar. En el fondo lo único que sobrevive es tu basura”). This is an awareness-raising campaign that seeks to stop littering at ports and to provide solutions for the community of people who use sports vessels.
This presentation, which took place at the 36th Palma International Boat Show, marks the beginning of three days of meetings and round tables. At this event, the LIBERA project, in collaboration with the Reina Sofía Foundation and the APB, will provide information about basuraleza (a term coined to represent the concept of littered nature). There will also be a range of workshops for all parties involved in port activities, to promote good practices at marinas and to reduce the dumping of waste into the sea.