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Managing the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus and shaping a sustainable future

Funding Agency: European Commission (LIFE programme).

NCU Role: Partner.

Partners: Department of Environment, Department of Forests, Game and Fauna Service, Terra Cypria Foundation, Birdlife Cyprus, Open University of Cyprus, Frederick University, Federation of Environmental Organisations of Cyprus, ACC Perivallon kai Kainotomia Limited, I.A.C.O. Environmental & Water Consultants Limited, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Cyprus University of Technology, AP Marine Environmental Consultancy Ltd.

Project's Main Objective: The LIFE IP Physis (LIFE 18 IPE/CY/000006) consists of a group of actions all interlinked in a framework with the purpose of making the Natura 2000 network more effective and functional as well as sustainable with the overarching goal of achieving favorable conservation status for habitats and species, particularly of those included in the Habitats and Birds directives. The project throughout its 10-year lifetime proposes actions that that are sequential, building on each other, in order to reach at the end of the project the ultimate goal as described above. For the effective management of the project and the organization of actions during the 10-year period, the project has been divided in four phases named A, B, C and D with a 2,5-year duration each.

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