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Environmental Protection Prevails in Cape Greco Monastery Decision

The construction of a new monastery on Cape Greco was rejected due to its location within the environmentally protected Natura 2000 network, highlighting the importance of preserving biodiversityrich habitats. The Famagusta Constantia bishopric’s appeal was denied by the interior ministry, emphasizing the priority of conservation efforts over development projects in the region.

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Understanding the Gentle Giant: The Giant Water Bug in Cyprus

The recently discovered Giant Water Bug in Cyprus, Lethocerus patruelis, feeds on aquatic arthropods, tadpoles, and small fish, playing a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem balance. Contrary to misconceptions, they do not pose a threat to humans and do not bite human toes, as confirmed by researchers from the Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute.

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Understanding Bird Trapping and Conservation Efforts in Cyprus

Conservation efforts in Cyprus focus on lobbying against harmful trapping practices, promoting ecotourism like birdwatching, and encouraging reporting of illegal activity. Organizations like BirdLife Cyprus work to shift policies and investments towards sustainable nature tourism, combating the damaging bird trapping industry in the region.

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Urgent Review Called for of Larnaca Park

An urgent review is called for Larnaca’s Pattichion Park due to environmental concerns over proposed development plans. Conservationists demand a special ecological assessment to prevent irreversible harm to the park, which is part of the Natura 2000 network and home to diverse flora and fauna, including migratory birds.

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Monk Seal Conservation Efforts Show Promise in Cyprus

In Cyprus, collaborative efforts between the government, NGOs, and local communities have led to a promising increase in the Mediterranean monk seal population, with successful species monitoring and protective measures. Despite challenges like urbanization and tourism, ongoing vigilance and community engagement are crucial for the survival of these endangered marine mammals.

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Exploring the Natural Wonders of Akamas National Park

Akamas National Park in Cyprus is a natural sanctuary known for its biodiversity, including 168 bird species, 20 reptiles, and 16 butterflies. It contains 39 of Cyprus’s 128 endemic plant species. Historically, it’s tied to Greek mythology and was used for British military exercises until 2000. The park’s stunning geology features diverse rocks and striking formations like the Avakas Gorge.

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Environmental organisations call on government to ‘rise to occasion’ on Akamas

Environmental organisations in Cyprus are calling on the government to take immediate action to halt harmful construction activities in the Akamas region, implement restoration efforts, reassess environmental impact assessments, and develop Akamas into a national park that prioritizes sustainable tourism and the protection of local biodiversity. The recent findings of an investigation into construction works in the region have raised concerns and sparked calls for a thorough reassessment to safeguard this valuable natural asset. The government’s next steps will be closely watched by the public, environmentalists, and international observers, as they determine whether Akamas will be preserved as a jewel of biodiversity or if the balance between progress and preservation will continue to be a tugofwar.

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Combating Plastic Pollution in Cyprus

Plastic pollution is threatening the beaches of Cyprus, with up to 4000 microplastic particles per square meter found on certain beaches. The AKTI Project and Research Centre is conducting a pioneering study on microplastic pollution, aiming to raise awareness and inspire action to combat this pressing environmental issue.

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