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The project 'Improving lowland forest habitats for Birds in Cyprus' (LIFE13 NAT/CY/000176) is implemented within the framework of LIFE+ program of the European Union (EU). The total project budget is 978,718 €, of which 489,359 € (50% of its total eligible budget) are co-funded by EU. The proposed project has three major objectives: (a) to implement conservation / management measures that will substantially improve ecological conditions for selected bird species listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive occurring in the Natura 2000 (SPA) sites Kavo Gkreko (CY3000005), Koshi – Pallourokampos (CY6000009) and Stavrovouni – Potamos Panagias Stazousas (CY6000007), (b) through the implementation of these pilot conservation management measures to demonstrate to the Cypriot foresters and other stakeholders, the benefits of adopting a more holistic forest management approach that will address the needs of birds dwelling in or visiting the forest, and (c) To contribute towards, enhancement of public awareness on the need to conserve wild birds and combating bird crime within the broader project area.
The project started on the 1st October 2014 and will be completed on the 31th December 2017.
Cyprus's Songbird Massacre: The Politics of Food
Last Update: 30/09/2015