Following a relevant decision, the project has been included for co-financing by the Green Fund for the implementation of the actions of the Municipality of Andros. The projects approved by the LIFE Program of the European Commission, serve the priorities of the European Union (and respectively of Greece, as a Member State) for the protection of the environment and in addition, are in line with the purposes of the Green Fund.
One of the most interesting and challenging facts about the endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is its distribution: the populations of the species live in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and off the coasts of Africa in the northern Atlantic and are separated by more than 4000 km. Because of this distance, opportunities for cooperation between the teams working with these separated monk seal populations have been limited. However, the LIFE Andros Park project has managed to bridge this distance and bring MOm, the team working with monk seals in Greece and CBD Habitat, the team working with Mediterranean Monk Seals at Cabo Blanco in Mauritania, closer. Within the framework of the project the two teams will share experience and knowledge in monitoring Mediterranean monk seals; more specifically, MOm and…
In the frame of the project LIFE Andros Park, semi-structured in-depth interviews and a focus group organized as a world café, took place in Andros in January 2018 as part of a first round of stakeholder engagement. (more…)
In November, the first samplings were conducted to assess the abundance of plastic and microplastics in coastal areas of the program. The visit was carried out by the project team at Kremmydes Beach which, in addition to the sampling, it was cleaned. (more…)