Pandoteira at the 4th Biogeographical Seminar for the Med region

The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), organized the 4th Biogeographical Seminar for the Mediterranean region. The seminar took place on April 17 – 19, 2024, in Larnaca.

The seminar brought together around 90 representatives of national and regional nature conservation authorities from the Mediterranean Biogeographical region (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain), the EC and the European Environment Agency, as well as NGOs, stakeholder and representatives of the scientific community.

During this 3-day seminar participants discussed topics of interest related to the management of the Natura 2000 network. One of the objectives of the seminar was to assess the pledges made by the Mediterranean Member States, in the context of the aims and objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Global Biodiversity Framework.

Pandoteira project participation

On the first day of the event, the Pandoteira project had the opportunity to participate at a networking gathering (knowledge market) along with other EU funded projects. This was a great opportunity for sharing experiences and knowhow among the participating projects, which were around 30.

On the second day of the seminar, participants were able to visit the Cape Greco area, which belongs to the Natura 2000 network. The visit was hosted by the Pandoteira project and it included a hike, which gave participants the opportunity to become familiar with the important species and habitats of the area. The hike was also a great opportunity to inform participants about the threats the specific area faces, as well as the different management actions which are applied or will be applied in the near future. Many of the conservation actions taking place at the Cape Greco area are executed within the framework of the Pandoteira project.

Find out more about the Pandoteira project here.


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