Pandoteira is studying the European Shag

The European Shag is one of the few seabirds that nest in Cyprus. It perches and nests on rocky shores, steep, coastal cliffs and small uninhabited rocky islands near the coast, feeding on molluscs and small fish. Its continuous presence on our island is an indication of a healthy marine environment. Cyprus is home to […]

Project partners’ meeting and Scientific Committee meeting

The Pandoteira project team had the 9th Partners’ meeting on February 21st, 2024. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together the 13 project partners in order to discuss the progress of all actions and upcoming deliverables, as well as go through the timeframe that will lead to the completion of the project’s milestones. […]

We celebrated World Wetlands Day

The Pandoteira project celebrated World Wetlands Day at Oroklini lake on February 3rd, 2024.The celebration included: The activities were coordinated by Terra Cypria and were executed with the support of representatives from the: Department of Environment, Game and Fauna Service, BirdLife Cyprus, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research and Federation of Environmental Organisations of Cyprus. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recording Eleonora’s Falcons and Shags

From the end of September till the beginning of October 2023, the Pandoteira project has been roaming the seas recording two very important bird species – Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) and European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii). Members of our team, from the Game and Fauna Service and BirdLife Cyprus, conducted boat surveys, from Akrotiri to […]