Aim & Responsibilities

The Management Bodies, as bodies for civil management of the protected areas, have their roots in Law 1650/1986, which provided for the possibility to set up special services that are located near the protected objects in order to protect and preserve them more effectively (article 21 par. 2 before the amendment of article 10 par. 1 of Law 2742/1999). It should be noted that the institutionalization of the Management Bodies is inspired by the European tendency to have specialized agencies.

Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body is responsible for the conservation, protection and management of the Protected Area of Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park.

For the accomplishment of their projects, Management Bodies cooperate with the Ministry of the Environment and Energy, the “Natura 2000” Commission, the competent services of the European Union and the international organizations, the competent state agencies, the national or foreign legal entities governed by public law, regional and local authorities, as well as any other public sector, domestic or foreign.

Management Bodies may also cooperate with national and foreign educational institutions, research centers, organizations of the same or related scientific interest, non-governmental organizations as well as natural or legal persons in the private sector operating in their field of action.