Public awareness and dissemination of results

 

 

 

 

 

D.1: Information campaign


The activities included in this Action aim at providing information and promoting the active involvement of all stakeholders in the project. The following activities are envisaged as part of this action:

  1. Notice boards (in English and Greek) will be placed within the boundaries of the sites and at entry points according to the results of Action A.6, providing information regarding the sensitivity of the habitats and codes of conduct.
  2. Participatory rural appraisals and local workshops. Three events will take place during the beginning phase of the project and will be held in the communities neighbouring the sites. Local communities will be invited to attend the events.
  3. Media coverage: During the whole project and especially after the end of each project phase, the project activities and outputs will be promoted through the media by 3 press releases and 3 articles in the newspapers/magazines. The target group for this activity is the general public.
  4. Informational material: Leaflets and newsletters.
  5. A final info-day will be organised by the end of the project, aiming at presenting the final project outcomes.

Expected results:
Sixteen notice boards

  • Three participatory rural appraisals and local workshops
  • Media coverage: 3 press releases, 3 articles in the newspapers/magazines. 
  • Three newsletters (3000 printings)          
  • 4000 leaflets; 2000 in Greek, 2000 in English
  • Final Info-Day (50 participants)

AKTI is the main responsible for the implementation of the action.

     

 

 

D.2:  Website development

This Action focuses on the presentation and publication of the scientific data and the results that will arise from the project through the development of a website.

The website will be created and regularly updated with information concerning the project and links to similar projects. It will also promote open discussions on conservation management.

 

Expected results:

  • Website development

OUC will be the main responsible for the implementation of the action

 

 

D.3:  Layman’s report

This Action focuses on the presentation and publication of the scientific data and the results that will arise from the project through the production of a Layman’s report. A Layman’s report will be produced in paper and electronic format at the end of the project. The target groups of this action are schools, universities, competent authorities, NGOs, local people, local authorities and the general public.

 

Expected results:

  • Layman’s report (200 copies)

OUC is the main responsible for the implementation of the action.

 

 

D.4:  Conferences

This Action focuses on the presentation and publication of the scientific data and the results that will arise from the project through participation in scientific conferences. The partners will participate in scientific conferences with oral/poster presentations as well as scientific publications to volumes of proceedings and peer reviewed scientific journals.

 

Expected results:

  • Three presentations in international conferences

OUC is the main responsible for the implementation of the action.

 

 

 

D.5: Production and dissemination of habitat protection and restoration guidelines

 

The purpose of this action is to produce and disseminate protection and restoration guidelines at the end of the project to the various stakeholders involved in the conservation and management of this priority habitat throughout Cyprus. These guidelines will include description and information on the various techniques and methods related to the protection and restoration of this priority habitat based on the lessons learned from their implementation in the sites/locations.

These guidelines will be made available on hard copies, Compact Discs (CDs), and on the website of the project. They will be disseminated to the various stakeholders throughout Cyprus, the expert’s workshop (Action E.4) and to the final info day workshop participants of Action D.1.The target groups for this activity are the competent authorities, environmental NGOs and Universities.

 

Expected results:

  • 100 hard copies of the guidelines
  • CD-ROM including the guidelines (200 copies).

OUC is the main responsible for the implementation of the action. 


   
 

D6: Production of a documentary on the targeted habitat

 

This action aims at producing a documentary to provide information on Juniperus habitat, promote environmental awareness and actively involve all stakeholders in the habitat’s conservation.

The documentary will have the following characteristics:

  • A 15-20 minute duration documentary will be produced about the habitat, the species in the sites and their importance.
  • Creation of DVDs (1000 copies). The documentary will be recorded on DVDs, which will be disseminated to local authorities, schools, youth centres, tour operators, the Cyprus Tourist Organisation, the Union of agro-tourism enterprises, the relevant NGOs and the Media (to reach the wider public of Cyprus).
  • The TV station of FU will be used for presenting the documentary. The partners will also endeavour to present the documentary in all local TV stations.

Expected results:

  • A documentary on the targeted habitat suitable for TV broadcasting
  • DVD (1000 copies).

FU is responsible for implementing this action. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D7: Environmental education campaign

 

This Action aims at increasing the public's environmental knowledge and awareness on the targeted habitat and on Natura 2000 network in general. The details of the education campaign will be refined through consultation with the Ministry of Education and Culture. Three main activities are envisaged as part of this action:

 

1. Production of Education Material

The material will be produced and utilized during the environmental education programs offered by the Ministry of Education at the Pedoulas Environmental Education Center. The production will take place within the first year of the project implementation.

2. One day workshop

A workshop for instructors of environmental education programs will be organized in order to provide information and educational material on the targeted habitat and generally on the Natura 2000 sites. The workshop will take place in February 2013.

3. Student visits

The visits will be taking place within the framework of environmental education programs at the  Pedoulas Environmental Education Center of the Ministry of Education. School visits to the Troodos Botanical Garden and Troodos Environmental Information Center will include slide presentations, educational games and tours at the botanical garden and seed bank. Ex situ conservation practices will be demonstrated to students. The visits will be organized during the last two years of the project (October 2013 – June 2015). 

 

Expected results:

  • Education material in paper and electronic format.
  • One day environmental education workshop with 30 participants.
  • 15 school visits at the Troodos Botanical Garden.

FU is responsible for implementing this action.