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Biodiversity Monitoring Program

The monitoring of habitat types and species of flora, fauna and bird fauna of the EU Directives 92/43 and 79/409 in the area of responsibility of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body started in early 2010 as part of the Operational Programme "Environment & Sustainable Development" for the period 2007-2013 ", one of the NSRF Programmes for Greece, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

After the end of the programme in 2015, monitoring is continued by the staff of the Managing Body.

The purpose of the implementation of the monitoring programme of habitat types and species of flora, fauna and bird fauna of the EU Directives 92/43 and 79/409 was to investigate the presence, monitoring and evaluation of the conservation status:

1. of all habitat types in Annex I of Directive 92/43/EEC, which are within the area of responsibility of the Management Body,

2. of the plant species Globularia stygia Orph. exBoiss. of Annex II to Directive 92/43/EEC within the area of responsibility of the Management Body,.

3. of the local endemic and Greek endemic plants occurring within the area of responsibility of the Management Body (Polygala subuniflora Boiss. &Heldr., Alchemilla aroanica (Buser) Rothm., Campanula aizoon subsp. aizoides (Greuter) Fedorov, Campanula asperuloides (Boiss. &Orph.) Engler, Bolanthus chelmicus Phitos subsp. chelmicus, Dianthus mercurii Heldr., Lonicera alpigera L. subsp. hellenica (Boiss.) Kit Tan & Zielinski, Valeriana crinii Orph. ex Boiss. subsp. crinii, Corydalis blanda Schott subsp. oxelmannii Liden, Geocaryum divaricatum (Boiss. &Orph.) Engstrand, Cicer graecum Orph. ex Boiss., Silene conglomeratica Melzh., Ophrys diakoptensis Bayer, Peucedanum achaicum Halacsy),

4. of amphibians and reptiles of Community Interest and those of exceptional interest (i.e. Balkan endemic, Greek or local endemic, protected by international or national legislation), which occur within the area of responsibility of the Management Body,

5. of mammals of Community Interest and those of exceptional interest (i.e. Balkan endemic, Greek or local endemic, protected by international or national legislation), which occur within the area of responsibility of the Management Body,

6. of invertebrates: lepidoptera, coleoptera, odonata, orthoptera, isopods, arachnids and terrestrial molluscs of Community Interest and those of exceptional interest (i.e. Balkan endemic, Greek or local endemic, protected by international or national legislation), which occur within the area of responsibility of the Management Body,

7. Freshwater fish of Community Interest and those of particular interest (endemic to the Balkan Peninsula, or locally endemic, protected by international treaties or national legislation) occurring in the Management Authority Liability Area.

8. endemic, rare and endangered bird species, and in particular those of Community Interest, of Directive 79/409 / EEC on the conservation of wild birds in the Protected Area of the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park.


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