Managing the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus and shaping a sustainable future

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Cyprus is among the top EU countries in terms of land area covered by the Natura 2000 network. The Island is home to rare and endemic species of flora, fauna – including birds – and habitats. By endemic we mean those that can only be found in Cyprus and nowhere else in the world.

The meaning of Pandoteira

Our ancestors worshiped nature. They obviously recognized that nature was their source of existence. Nature was the divine power that offered them all that they needed in order to exist.

Hence Pandoteira stands for the all-giver, the bestower of everything.


Primary Objective

The primary objective of Pandoteira project is to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for important species and habitat types in Cyprus, through actions in the whole Natura 2000 network.

The project will fill knowledge gaps for species and habitats, improve the governance of the network, exploit ecosystem services and implement action and management plans for species and habitats. It also aims to positively influence land users, owners, local population and other stakeholders in understanding the importance of the Natura 2000 network and embracing it.

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