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Workshops about fishing tourism and the development of a brand name

15 October 2018

Workshops about fishing tourism and the development of a brand name

Two technical workshops ,about fishing tourism and the development of a brand name aiming at the promotion of local products , took place in Korthi and Messaria on Andros island.

1st newsletter of the project published

8 October 2018

1st newsletter of the project published

Informative meeting in Arni

21 July 2018

Informative meeting in Arni

With the valuable help of the Cultural Association of Arni, named “Evangelistria”, an informative meeting was held at the association’s offices, where the two LIFE programs of Andros were presented to the local stakeholders.

Installation of infrared cameras in sea caves

6 July 2018

Installation of infrared cameras in sea caves

Five cameras are currently monitoring the activity in the interior of Andros’ sea caves, used by Mediterranean monk seals for resting and pupping.

Sampling in alder forests

8 June 2018

Sampling in alder forests

Collection of soil samples from riparian alder forests for the isolation and identification of symbiotic fungi and bacteria growing of the root system of the trees.

Relocation of alder seedlings to Agadaki Estate

5 June 2018

Relocation of alder seedlings to Agadaki Estate

Transfer of 9.000 seedlings to the nursery prepared in Agadaki Estate for adaptation purposes prior to their planting in the selected sites of the priority habitat.

Information event

28 April 2018

Information event

Informative event on the project LIFE Andros Park for the community of Andros, took place at the Municipal Theatre of Chora.

Inoculation of seedlings with symbiotic microorganisms

16 March 2018

Inoculation of seedlings with symbiotic microorganisms

First large scale sowing of alder seeds

9 March 2018

First large scale sowing of alder seeds

Setting the basis for the restoration of the alder forests in Andros, the first large scale sowing of seeds took place in specially formed rooms of the Agricultural University of Athens.

Workshop

23 January 2018

Workshop

Interviews and a meeting organized as a world café were realized as part of a first round meetings with the island’s stakeholders.

Planning for the Mediterranean Monk Seal

8 January 2018

Planning for the Mediterranean Monk Seal

First meeting with the Spanish organization CBD-Habitat , the team working with Mediterranean monk seals at Cabo Blanco in Mauritania and visit Andros.

Initiation of mushroom and plant collection from alder forests

26 November 2017

Initiation of mushroom and plant collection from alder forests

Collection of mushrooms and plants related to alder forests for ex-situ conservation.

Mediterranean Shags Nest’s check for plastics & cleaning of islets

25 November 2017

Mediterranean Shags Nest’s check for plastics & cleaning of islets

Visit to a Mediterranean Shag colony to examine the existence of plastics in the nests and their removal from them . Plastics found on the islet that hosts the colony were also removed.

Initiation of sampling for microplastics and of beach cleanings

24 November 2017

Initiation of sampling for microplastics and of beach cleanings

The first samplings were conducted to assess the abundance of plastic and microplastics in coastal areas, as well as beach cleanings.

Collection of alder seeds

23 November 2017

Collection of alder seeds

First field visit for the Mediterranean Monk Seal

10 November 2017

First field visit for the Mediterranean Monk Seal

Launch of the project

1 September 2017

Launch of the project