Wetlands Day celebration at Oroklini lake

The Pandoteira project invites you to Oroklini lake on Saturday February 3rd, 2024, for a celebration dedicated to World Wetlands Day. Join us at the Oroklini lake main bird hide, at 9am for: The activities will be coordinated by Terra Cypria and will be executed with the support of representatives from the: Department of Environment, […]

Another threat for Cyprus wildlife is quantified

Within the framework of the Pandoteira project, the Game and Fauna Service together with BirdLife Cyprus, are studying the extent of rodenticide residues in barn owls and other rodent-eating raptors, which are found dead. The sample analysis was carried out by the State General Laboratory. The results so far are alarming, with a high percentage […]

Ακόμα ένας κίνδυνος για την Άγρια Ζωή της Κύπρου αποκαλύπτεται

Ανίχνευση ψηλών ποσοστών υπολειμμάτων τρωκτικοκτόνων σε αρπαχτικά πουλιά στο νησί μας Τα τρωκτικοκτόνα 2ης γενιάς (SGAR= Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides), κοινώς τα ποντικοφάρμακα, χρησιμοποιούνται ευρέως για την προστασία της ανθρώπινης υγείας και τον έλεγχο εποχικών προσβολών καλλιεργειών από τρωκτικά. Με βάση διεθνείς έρευνες, τα τρωκτικά συνήθως πεθαίνουν 3-8 ημέρες μετά την κατάποση μιας θανατηφόρας δόσης […]

We celebrated World Mountain Day

December 11th was established by the United Nations as the “International Mountain Day,” aiming to highlight the vital role of mountains in our lives throughout history and as a means to continually remind us of the need for their conservation. The Pandoteira project celebrated this day with a hike at the “Loumata ton aeton” trail, […]

Barn owl release

The Pandoteira project organised a barn owl release, combined with the placement of artificial nests for this important bird species, on Friday December 8th 2023, in Oroklini. Barn owls are very useful for farmers, as their main prey is rodents. They are, therefore, a natural and harmless way of biological rodent control. Rodenticides, which kill […]

Αμμόλοφοι: Ένα ευεργετικό οικολογικό φαινόμενο

Οι αμμόλοφοι που συναντάμε στις παραλίες θυμίζουν τους σχηματισμούς που βλέπουμε σε ερήμους. Είναι όμως στην ουσία ένα σημαντικό οικολογικό σύστημα, αφού επιτελούν πολύ σημαντικές λειτουργίες, που κυμαίνονται από την παροχή καταφυγίου για σπάνια είδη χλωρίδας και πανίδας, μέχρι τη σταθεροποίηση της ακτογραμμής και την προστασία από τη διάβρωση. Μάθετε εδώ όλα όσα πρέπει να […]

World Mountain Day celebration

The Pandoteira project is celebrating World Mountain Day with a hike! Saturday December 9, 2023“Loumata ton aeton” nature trailMeeting point: Amiantos kids’ playground at 9:30 Come energised, equipped with suitable attire (like hiking shoes and appropriate clothing) and prepared to be worn out! Route difficulty level: 2 Instead of the hike, kids between the ages […]

Training and networking

A Pandoteira project representative, from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, participated recently in the “Tools for managers of Natura 2000 marine areas” learning programme of the European Nature Academy of the LIFE ENABLE project. The learning programme began on September 12, 2023 and was completed on October 13, 2023. This specific learning programme […]

Meeting with professional fishers in Ayia Napa

Members of the Pandoteira project team, from Terra Cypria and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, held a meeting with professional fishers in Ayia Napa. The meeting took place on November 6th, 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to inform professional fishers about: In addition, the fishers were informed that the Natura 2000 […]

Networking opportunities, October 2023

Members of the Pandoteira team had the opportunity to participate in two different conferences in October 2023, with the purpose of networking with other LIFE and non-LIFE projects. 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week Members of our team from Frederick University and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens participated in the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation […]