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Environmental Management Plan of “Akamas Peninsula” (Natura 2000 Network). Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.

The Akamas Peninsula is located in the western part of Cyprus in Paphos and has been designated both as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and as a Site of Community Importance (SCI). It is an area of great natural beauty unaffected by development with important flora and fauna diversity. The objective of the project was the formulation of the Environmental Management Plan of “Akamas Peninsula”, which aims to the protection, management and enhancement of the natural environment, taking into account the existing socioeconomic conditions...[Read more]

Environmental Management Plan of “Polis - Yialia” (Natura 2000 Network). Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.

The “Polis - Yialia” area is located in the western part of Cyprus in Paphos and has been included in the Natura 2000 Network, designated as a Site of Community Importance (SCI). The area is an important sea turtle nesting and feeding area, both for the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta-caretta) and the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). In addition, the marine part includes important areas of Posidonia oceanica (Neptune Grass or Mediterranean tapeweed) and the inland part is characterised by sand dunes which accommodate a remarkable diversity of flora species. The objective of the project was the formulation of the Environmental Management Plan of “Polis - Yialia”, which aims to the protection, management and enhancement of the natural environment, taking into account the existing socioeconomic conditions...[Read more]

Environmental Management Plan of National Forest Sites of “Limassol, Akapnou and Ayios Mamas”. Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.

The National Forest Sites of Limassol, Akapnou and Ayios Mamas are located southern of the Troodos mountain range and northern of the city of Limassol. A great percentage of the National Forest Sites belongs to the Natura 2000 Network. The objective of the project was the formulation of the Environmental Management Plan of the National Forest Sites, which aims to the protection and conservation of the forests’ biodiversity and ecosystems...[Read more]


Environmental Management Plan of “Oroklini Lake and Wetland” (Natura 2000 Network). Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.

Oroklini Lake is in the Larnaka district of Cyprus and is located about 10 minutes from the Larnaca airport. It has been included in the Natura 2000 Network, as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Site of Community Importance (SCI). The objective of the project was the formulation of the Environmental Management Plan of “Oroklini Lake and Wetland”, which aims to the protection, management and enhancement of the natural environment, taking into account the existing socioeconomic conditions. I.A.CO was responsible for the elaboration of an integrated hydrological study of the Oroklini Lake...[Read more]


Appropriate Assessment based on the provisions of Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EC for the proposed Dam in NATURA 2000 Site near Souskiou village, Pafos. Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.

The project concerns a diversion - recharge dam, earthen type with a gabion spillway of 6m height and capacity of about 225.000 m3. The proposed dam is located in the valley of Diarizos River, in Paphos. This area has been included in the Natura 2000 Network, designated both as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and as a Site of Community Importance (SCI). The objective of this project was the Appropriate Assessment for the proposed Dam - based on the provisions of Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EC - to evaluate whether the proposed dam is likely to have significant negative impacts on the important habitats and species of the Natura 2000 (SCI & SPA) area...[Read more]


Management Plans for the Special Protection Areas (SPA) of Cyprus

Cyprus government has incorporated in the national legislation the European Birds Directive 2009/147/EC, by implementing the "Protection and Management of Wild Birds and Game" law (152(I)/2003). According to the provisions of the Directive and the national legislation, each Member State must designate Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Cyprus has designated 30 SPA areas in the territories under the control of the Cyprus government, based on the criteria set for the species listed in Annex I of the Directive and the important migratory species...[Read more]

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