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Photo Contest

Within the framework of the project iLIFE-TROODOS, which is co-funded by the European Union, the partners of the project (Department of Forests, Department of Environment, Frederick University, Contact Advertising Agency Ltd) in collaboration with the Cyprus Photographic Society – Nicosia Branch organize a: Photo Contest with the subject “Troodos, it is in our nature” The […]

The iLIFE-TROODOS project in Platanistasa village!

The iLIFE-TROODOS project organized an event, in cooperation with “Aetos” Platanistasa’s Game Club and Environmental Group of Pitsilia, on Saturday the 6th of October 2018, in the hall of Association Achilleas of Platanistasa. The participants were informed regarding: • The unknown fauna of Cyprus. Myths and reality, presented by Mr. Charis Nikolaou, Forest Officer of […]

New infrastructure will be created soon at Troodos National Forest Park

Troodos, something is changing. Two information points for visitors at Troodos Square and Platania are expected to be installed soon by the Department of Forest. The information points will enhance the available information provided to visitors regarding the services provides as well as the recreational facilities within the Troodos National Forest Park and the neighbouring […]

The iLIFE-TROODOS project supports our culture

The iLIFE-TROODOS project participated at two cultural events organized in Troodos, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about Troodos’ natural values and the ecosystem services that provides to our lives. In particular, the project was presented during: – The theatrical performance “Ο Γιαννής τζιαι ο Δεσπότης” on Thursday 9/8/2018 in Amiandos and – The events […]

iLIFE-TROODOS at Platania pinic site

On Sunday 22nd July 2018 staff members of the iLIFE-TROODOS project participated to an event that was organized by KLIK FM at Platania picnic site, with the aim to promote environmental awareness among the people of Cyprus. Visitors at the iLIFE-TROODOS kiosk were provided with information material as well as promotional material of the project […]

Kakopetria Festival

Within the framework of Action B.2 «Information and Awareness Workshops» staff members of the iLIFE-TROODOS project participated to an event titled “Back to our Roots”, held on Sunday 1st July at Kakopetria village. The objective of this participation was to inform the people about the importance of Troodos National Forest Park and the ecosystem services […]

Networking Visit

  On the 11th to 13th of June 2018, staff members of the iLIFE-TROODOS project visited the LIFE project ‘The ecological services, social benefits and economic value of ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites in Crete, Greece’ (LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete – LIFE13 INF/GR/000188) at Crete. The purpose of the visit was the establishment of […]

Natura 2000 Day

The iLIFE-TROODOS project participates in the celebration of the Natura 2000 Day on 21 May 2018. The event will take place in the Special Protection Area “Atsas – Agios Theodoros” and will include information on the restoration activities implemented in the burnt area, information on the iLIFE-TROODOS project, voluntary work for afforestation and visit to […]

Ο Βοτανικός Κήπος Τροόδους

Ο Βοτανικός Κήπος Τροόδους «Α.Γ. Λεβέντης» βρίσκεται εντός του Εθνικού Δασικού Πάρκου Τροόδους. Δημιουργήθηκε το 2004 στο πλαίσιο της ευρύτερης προσπάθειας που γίνεται από το Τμήμα Δασών για αποκατάσταση και αξιοποίηση του μεταλλείου Αμιάντου. Σκοποί της δημιουργίας του ήταν: α) Περιβαλλοντική ενημέρωση και εκπαίδευση, β) Διατήρηση – προστασία και ανάδειξη απειλούμενων φυτών γ) Ενίσχυση των […]

Η ανθρώπινη παρουσία στο Τρόοδος

Οι σκαντζόχοιροι ξεχωρίζουν εύκολα από τα αγκάθια τους, που έχουν μήκος περίπου 2 εκατοστά και χρώμα απαλό κίτρινο με ραβδώσεις. Πρόκειται για τρίχες που έχουν γίνει σκληρές με κερατίνη. Καθώς ο σκαντζόχοιρος μεγαλώνει, κατά το πρώτο έτος της ηλικίας του, χάνει τα απαλά αγκάθια που είχε κατά τη γέννησή του και τα αντικαθιστά με μεγαλύτερα […]