Nature & Biodiversity

Monitoring of plant species and habitats of the Directive 92/43/EC in the Natura 2000 area “Chersonisos Akama” with code «CY4000010»

CLIENT: Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment – Forestry Department

The main aim of the project was the monitoring, enumeration and mapping of five (5) plant species of Annex II and twenty (20) habitat types of Annex I of the Directive 92/43/EC at the Natura 2000 area “Chersonisos Akama”. The plant species were Centaurea akamantis, Crepis pusilla, Ophrys kotschyi, Phlomis cypria subsp. occidentalis and Tulipa cypria. For each of the species, targeted fieldwork was conducted to collected information on their population size, geographical distribution, record threats and pressures. For each of the species a digital map was and geodatabase were created.

Regarding the monitoring of habitat types, specially designed protocols were used, for the recording of the typical species per habitat, other plants, specific structures and functions, as well as pressures and threats. The twenty (20) habitat types monitored were:  1210, 1240, 2110, 2230, 2240, 2250, 2260, 3170, 5210, 5330, 5420, 62B0, 8210, 8220, 9290, 92C0, 92D0, 9320, 9540, 9560.

The project delivered a distribution map of each habitat type, population density and distribution for each plant species within the Natura 2000 area and the floristic species associated with it, as well as comprehensive photographic, protocol and geographic databases.

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