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The first phase of tree planting in the alder forests of Andros Island has been completed

8 April 2019

The first phase of tree planting in the alder forests of Andros Island has been completed

In total 3,000 alder seedlings have been planted by the project team and the clusters were fenced and marked.

Paraporti beach cleaning #Trashtag Challenge

24 March 2019

Paraporti beach cleaning #Trashtag Challenge

Despite the cold and windy weather, 50 volunteers cleaned the beach of Paraporti on Sunday with enthusiasm and good spirit. In total more than 400 kg of marine litter was collected.

3 March 2019

March 2-3, mask making workshops were organized in collaboration with the Andrion Club (Chora) and the Parent and guardian club of the Gavrio primary school (Gavrio). 60 children learned, transformed into and imitated the Audouin’s Gull, the Mediterranean Shag, Mediterranean Monk Seal, and had fun.

1 March 2019

The local team carried out beach cleanings at Achla and Ateni beaches on 22 February and 1 March, respectively.

Participation in the 1st meeting of the Management Body of the PA of Cyclades with stakeholders

2 February 2019

Representatives of the LIFE Andros Park project participated in the first meeting of the newly established Management Body of the Protected Areas of Cyclades with stakeholders already active in the protection and management of the Natura 2000 sites of Cyclades.

Visit to the marine caves of Andros island

19 January 2019

Visit to the marine caves of Andros island

Researchers of MOm visited all the marine caves, shelters of the Mediterranean Monk Seal, at the project area in January to check the installed automated cameras and collect data about the species.

Beach cleaning at Vori bay

18 January 2019

Beach cleaning at Vori bay

Plastics and other waste debris were removed from the beach, while sampling for the estimation of the quantities of plastic and microplastic at the beach was carried out.

The project’s banners are ready

10 January 2019

The project’s banners are ready

The alder forests, Audouin’s Gull, the Mediterranean Shag, the Mediterranean Monk Seal and the project’s actions for their protection in a nutshell.

Release of thematic newsletter – Mushrooms related to alders in Andros island

22 December 2018

Release of thematic newsletter – Mushrooms related to alders in Andros island

Meeting at the area of Vori

9 December 2018

Meeting at the area of Vori

A meeting with residents and land owners was held, in order to inform them on the activities that will take place at the alder forests found at Vori and Lefka.

Collection of reprentative plants of local flora

7 December 2018

Collection of reprentative plants of local flora

A large number of different plant species were collected from various areas of Andros, was transferred to the nursery and will remain until their final transplanting in the Botanic Garden.

Collection of mushroom of alder’s symbiotic fungus

25 November 2018

Collection of mushroom of alder’s symbiotic fungus

Mushrooms of the alder’s symbiotis fungus Paxillus cf. rubicundulus were collected and suspension was applied to the roots of alder plantlets at Agadaki Estate.

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