From its earliest days, the Marbella Club has been guided by an appreciation of the interconnectedness of things: from treasuring family relationships and respecting the traditional way of life, to preserving our unique microclimate. We are committed to making real, significant changes, including:
- Respecting the architectural heritage of Andalucía
- Taking local environmental action
- Water conservation
- Reducing plastic pollution
- Supporting disadvantaged members of society
- Sustainable procurement
- Promoting energy efficiency
- Creating green jobs
We have consciously partnered with Malaga-based marine biodiversity conservation foundation, Aula del Mar, as part of its mission to take mitigating actions against climate change and help protect Andalucía as a destination. Our aim is to help local scientists monitor the effects of climate change on Spain’s two dwindling native seahorse populations. Seahorses are extremely sensitive to changes in ocean chemistry caused by climate change due to their unique behavioural ecology. This makes them an ideal umbrella species for monitoring the global health of the fragile coastal ecosystems they inhabit. The project specifically aims to better understand the unique behavioural ecology of Spain’s native seahorses, promote the active restoration of their carbon sequestering, shallow seagrass meadow habitats, and investigate the possibility of using ex-situ conservation methods to help reinforce native seahorse populations.
The interactive seahorse exhibit lives at our Kids Club and will not only motivate our smallest guests to become little naturalists by learning about Aula del Mar’s mission through fun activities but will also help to continue to raise funds for the project. Our guests and their families can be directly involved in our efforts with Aula del Mar.
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