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Mandatory livestock census declarations due before 28 February

foto 2023i ovellesThe Office of Rural Affairs of the Consell de Formentera reports that islanders with livestock must file their mandatory declaration for the livestock census by 28 February. Whether producing for profit or self-consumption, all livestock farmers on Formentera must renew their livestock cards (cartilles ramaderes).

"The goal is to plan and guarantee application of appropriate sanitary controls for production animals", said Josep Marí, rural affairs councillor. This includes pigs, sheep, goats, horses and all poultry, including chickens, turkeys and pigeons.

Livestock cards can be renewed at the Office of Rural Affairs (àrea de Medi Rural) in Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet" between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Monday through Friday. Farmers must bring their Llibre de Registre d'Explotació with details of breeding animals and animal movement.


In 2022 the Consell offered aid to farmers keeping sheep or goats "to ensure the economic viability of these farms and reduce the risk of abandonment", explained Councillor Marí. Farmers received €50 per eligible animal, including female sheep and goats kept as breeding stock, with the Consell disbursing a total of €13,950 in aid. Farmers can only receive this assistance if they have completed the livestock census declaration.

19 January 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

The return of the Formentera Carnival!

foto 2023i carnaval 1The Office of Culture and Festivities of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that on Sunday 19 February, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Formentera will welcome the return of Carnival. For that reason, the Consell is encouraging islanders to prepare their costumes.

Prize categories:

Individual (adult): First prize of €200 and second prize of €150
Individual (children): First prize of €100 and second prize of €60
Pairs: First prize of €300 and second prize of €200
Families: First prize of €200 and second prize of €200
Groups [3 to 10 people]: First prize of €400 and second prize of €250
Large groups [more than 10]: First prize of €500 and second prize of €350
Floats [with vehicle]: First prize of €950 and second prize of €650

19 January 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Review of actions by Formentera fire crew in 2022

foto 2023i bombers CIn 2022, the Consell de Formentera Fire Brigade performed a total of 174 services, 6 more than in 2021. Twenty-seven of the crew's actions involved fires; in 2021 the number was 12 and in 2020 it was 35. Eleven of the 27 interventions involved vegetation: three involved uncontrolled burns, two, wooded areas, and six, land used for agriculture. Three fires happened in homes and one in an industrial zone. Three fires involved street furniture; two, electrical panels; five, light vehicles (a total of nine vehicles were affected) and one, an industrial vehicle. One of the blazes affected a boat. All told, fires in forested areas and on farmland burned less than half a hectare this year, the same as in 2021.

Josep Marí, councillor of interior, praised the members of the Consell de Formentera Fire Brigade "for their work and efforts in prevention and other lifesaving and rescue operations."

Other actions
During the twelve-month period the crew also acted in 29 lifesaving interventions, up from 26 in 2021. There were 13 false alarms, one more than the year before. In 2022 the crew was mobilised on 51 occasions – the same as in 2021.

Seventy-six interventions were focused on prevention: 9 of these were drills, 57 involved surveillance, 5 took place at public events, and five were staged in schools. In that regard, Councillor Marí offered that "after two years of standby due to the pandemic, the return of preventive actions in schools allow us to show children and young people what to do in case of emergency and to highlight the work of firefighters."

Training and crew
The brigade also completed multidisciplinary training on how to respond in accidents, a course on investigating fire causes, a course on communication terminals, a flashover and ventilation course, and a course to expand their knowledge of providing medical care to individuals involved in traffic accidents.

The twelve-person brigade includes eleven full-time professionals and one firefighter on a locational basis. The brigade's fleet currently consists of two rapid intervention vehicles, a heavy rural pumper, a light urban pump and a van for miscellaneous services.

18 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera hosts 12th Ibizan Hound Hunting Championship of Spain

On 28 and 29 January, Formentera will be the scene of the twelfth Ibizan Hound Hunting Championship of Spain. Twelve groups, each comprising one to two hunters and six dogs, will participate: three of them will represent València; three, Catalunya; two, Formentera; two, Eivissa; one, Castilla la Mancha and another, Murcia. Four judges and twelve attendants will take part as well. The championship will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Participants will meet at the tent located in Sa Senieta car park at 7.30am.

17 January 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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