Discovering the beauties of Larnaca Salt Lake

The Pandoteira project, together with Larnaca Municipality, organised a nature experience at the Larnaca Salt Lake on Saturday December 17th, 2022. During the nature experience the public had the opportunity to discover the beauties of this important Natura 2000 site.

The participants got to observe:

  • the thousands of migratory birds, which take refuge at the lake during this period,
  • the habitat types of the area and
  • the life that exists at the lake, but is not visible to the naked eye.

All participants got to learn first-hand how to best enjoy nature at this Natura 2000 site, without causing any negative impact to it. This is achieved by always staying on the designated path to avoid causing any damage to the flora around it and by quietly observing the birds from the path. The latter allows birds to continue resting and feeding undisturbed throughout their stay in Cyprus.

The Pandoteira project, in the framework of which this event was organised, focuses on managing the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus. During this 10-year project various actions will take place, which aim to protect different species of flora and fauna. The ultimate goal is to make the Natura 2000 network more effective and functional, as well as sustainable.

The project is co-funded by the EU’s LIFE Programme. The project’s coordinating beneficiary is the Department of Environment, while the consortium also includes 13 associated beneficiaries from public bodies, academic institutions, non-governmental organisations and private companies.

Find out more about the project here.

Speech from the Mayor of Larnaca, Mr Andreas Vyras
Observing invertebrates
Birdwatching
Observing habitat types

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