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Another 8,000 alder seedlings in development phase on Andros Island for the restoration of the island’s forests

More than 8,000 alder seedlings, germinated and developed at the Agricultural University of Athens, were transported and are now at Agadaki Estate (Apoikia Village) of Kaireios Library, where they will remain until the end of the year, in order to further grow and to get accustomed to the island's conditions. They will then be used for the restoration of the alder forests at Vori and Lefka. The transplantation work at the Agadaki estate was carried out under the supervision of the Agricultural University of Athens and the Kaireios Library, in collaboration with the local team of the project by the Municipality of Andros. [envira-gallery id="1022"]
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Thorns and strawflowers, an painting exhibition on landscapes of Andros Island

The Kaireios Library presents the exhibition by Yianna Andreadis with paintings and drawings inspired by the landscapes and phrygana of Andros Island. The visual performance of nature's energy is an issue that Yianna Andreadis explores in her work, during her artistic career, in connection with her travel experiences. The African savannah, the Namibian desert, the legendary for painting Mont Sainte Victoire in France, the ocean in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific or the Aegean Seas are some of her painting stations. She has been visiting Andros for fifteen years and had as her base Korthi, and the summer dry landscape of the island is what inspires her. The shades of yellow ocher, the special dry stones, the richness of the bare landscape. The blacksmiths, the greek spinh spurge, the Jerusalem…
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Participation of LIFE Andros Park in the action “Blue Flag Mediterranean Clean-up Week” on Andros Island

The local project team participated in the beach cleanings that took place on Thursday, 6 July, on Andros Island in the framework of the campaign “Blue Flag Mediterranean Clean-up Week” by the Municipality of Andros, the Andros Port Authority, the Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros, the Andros and Korthi Yacht Clubs, the Women's Association of Korthi, the LIFE Andros Park project and the Batsi Voluntary Cultural Group. The team participated in the beach cleaning that took place in Batsi. On the same day cleanings took place at the beaches of Chora and Korthi. One of the objectives of the project is the removal of plastic waste from the natural environment of the marine protected species that the island hosts, thus its members participate and assist every relevant effort that…
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Thematic newsletter: Mediterranean Monk Seals of Andros Island

Due to its proximity to Gyaros Island, home to one of the largest Mediterranean monk seal subpopulations in the Mediterranean Sea, the island of Andros has a great potential to be an important area for the conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal in Greece. Within the framework of the project LIFE Andros Park efforts were initiated to accurately evaluate the status of the Mediterranean monk seal at the island of Andros. This thematic newsletter includes interesting information about the findings of researchers concerning seals, where they are found at the island of Andros and how they use the wider part of Northern Cyclades. Newsletter  
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Meeting on alder forests of Andros Island

The meeting on alder forests of Andros Island that was co-organized by the Environmental education center of Korthi, the LIFE Andros Park project and the Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros, was successfully held on Tuesday 11 of June. The general introduction for the Natura 2000 sites of Andros, which cover almost half of the island, demonstrating the islands’ value for the protection of biodiversity at local and European level, and the LIFE projects implemented on the island and the connection among them, was followed by a "tour" to the forests of Andros and especially the alder forests. The various types of forests of Andros Island, predominantly remnants of former forests that existed on the island, were presented. Particular reference was made to the alder forests, which are also the…
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Invitation to a meeting on alder forests of Andros Island

The Environmental education center of Korthi in collaboration with the LIFE Andros Park project and the Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros – SEDA , is organizing and invites you to a workshop on alder forests of Andros Island. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th of June at 17.00 at the premises of the Environmental education center of Korthi at the building complex of Agia Triada of Korthi. The special characteristics of the alder forests and the uniqueness of their presence on Andros Island and their close relationship with mushrooms will be presented, as well as the main threats these forests face on the island and the efforts of LIFE Andros Park project for their preservation and restoration. [The meeting language will be Greek.]
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A walk of getting acquainted with the plants of Andros Island

The participants of the excursion organized by the teams of LIFE Andros Park and volunteers of Andros Routes at the area of Arni and Remata on Saturday 11th of May for the observation of wild flowers of Andros Island, made many and interesting findings. 41 walkers participated, with the youngest being just 2 years old, all of them permanent and seasonal residents from all corners of the island. Although the route was quite tedious, the wonderful weather, the interest of the participants and the interesting findings, rewarded those who decided to dedicate that Saturday morning to the acquaintance with the nature of Andros. The guided tour was given by Dr. Panagiotis Trigas and Dr. Elias Polemis of the Agricultural University of Athens. A brief introduction on the two LIFE projects…
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Invitation to an excursion for observation of indigenous plants of Andros Islands

The volunteer team Andros Routes and the LIFE Andros Park project team are organizing an excursion to search for indigenous wild plants of Andros in the area of ​​Arni and Remata and invite you to join. The excursion will take place on Saturday 11 May at 10.00 am. Meeting point will be the church of Virgin Mary at Arni, next to the headquarters of the Arni Cultural Association. From there, we will go by Municipalities’ bus to the area of ​​Remata, from where our hiking will begin, in order to visit the alder forest that exists in the area. Then, we will descend to the area of Arni, ending up at the Church in Arni, where our vehicles will be. Andros Island presents a unique habitat composition and special flora…
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The first phase of tree planting in the alder forests of Andros Island has been completed

The plantings for the restoration of the alder forests in the areas of Vori and Lefka have began, the first phase was completed and about 3,000 seedlings have been planted. In recent years, the riparian alder forests of Andros have undergone a significant degradation and parts of them have been destroyed. Aiming at their restoration, in the framework of the project, collection of seeds from the island's trees took place, followed by sowing and seedlings development at the premises of the Agricultural University of Athens last year (2017-18) and seedlings relocation to a nursery at the Agadaki Estate of the Kaireios Library (2018- 19), followed by their transplantation to selected locations in Vori and Lefka. Prior to the transplantation (2018), site visits were carried out, as well as a meeting…
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The Paraporti beach is now clean

On Sunday, 24 March, the beach cleaning of Paraporti at Chora took place, following the call of the Andrion Club, the Andros Port Authority, the Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Andros – SEDA, the Andros Yacht Club and the team of the LIFE Andros Park project. With good spirit and enthusiasm, despite the cold and windy weather, 50 volunteers cleaned the entire beach at Paraporti. In total, more than 400 kg of marine litter was collected. Those who participated had the opportunity to be informed on the wetland of Paraporti, marine litter and volunteerism, while the children tried the use of water hoses of the SEDA fire brigade.     Part of the marine litter collected will be separated to categories by the team of the Municipality of Andros participating…
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