The Department of Environment, under the framework of the Pandoteira project, is organizing a celebration for the European Natura Day, on Saturday May 21st. The celebration will include activities for children and children at heart at the Troodos Botanical Garden “A. G. Leventis”.
From 9am till 4pm visitors will be able to participate in activities, such as:
- Hiking at a nearby nature trail (registration required)
- Bird ringing
- Building bird nests (registration required)
- Birdwatching (registration required)
- Exploring water invertebrates
- Playing interactive educational games related to sea turtles
- Enjoying a tour of the botanical garden
The “Natura 2000” European Ecological Network is a wide European network of protected natural areas for species of flora, fauna, birds and habitats. Apart from protecting nature and biodiversity, the Natura 2000 network offers us great benefits. For example, the network helps mitigate climate change, protects us from natural disasters, contributes to food security, offers us purified water, attracts visitors thus contributing to the support of regional economies, while at the same time supports full time jobs.
Join us in celebrating the 30 years from the establishment of the Natura 2000 network by participating in activities that bring us closer to nature!
The Pandoteira project deals with the management of the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus, with the purpose of making the network more effective and functional, as well as sustainable. The project is co-funded by the EU’s LIFE Programme, it is coordinated by the Department of Environment and has 13 other associated beneficiaries from Public Bodies, Universities, NGOs and private companies.
Click here to find out more about the Pandoteira project.