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Integration of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body in the Operational Programme «Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014 - 2020», in the Act “Funding of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body for management actions for protected ar

Integration of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body in the Operational Programme «Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014 - 2020», in the Act “Funding of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body for management actions for protected areas, species and habitats".

Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body integrated in the Operational Programme «Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014 - 2020», in the Act “Funding of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body for management actions for protected areas, species and habitats”, with total budget 921.130,00 €.

The physical object of the act is related with the funding of management actions aimed at protecting and preserving the biodiversity of the Chelmos - Vouraikos Management Body, according to Law 4519/2018.

The funded actions aim at (a) improving the conservation status of habitat and species included in Directives 92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC, whose conservation status is unsatisfactory or poor or of a satisfactory or of an unknown degree and in need of repeated management or protection, (b) environmental awareness and raising of the local community, local stakeholders and the public visiting the area on biodiversity issues, and (c) networking of Management Bodies of Protected Areas each other for the purpose of co-operation, exchange of know-how, experience and good practice, through the simultaneous training of staff by experts in the field of biodiversity conservation.

The physical object of the Act conforms with the actions of the Specific Objective 32 (Reducing Biodiversity Loss and Degradation of Ecosystem Functions) of the investment priority 6iii of the Priority Axis 14 of the Operational Programme, promoting the implementation of Directives 92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora and on the conservation of wild birds.

Management actions to be implemented are:

  1. Promotion of the actions of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body in the context of the Operational Programme "Transport Infrastructure, Environment and. Sustainable Development" (OP TIESD).
  2. Support the participation of the Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body in the European Geoparks Network and Global Geoparks Network.
  3. Action of scientific documentation and development of know-how related to the implementation of the National and European Strategy on Biodiversity and Organization and Support of Workshops.
  4. Scientific support for the identification of micro-reserves of important species of flora in the area of responsibility of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body.
  5. Planning for fire protection of habitats in the Protected area of Vouraikos River.
  6. Evaluation of carrying capacity of Vouraikos River Gorge.
  7. Recording the pressures in the area of responsibility of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body for the protection and sustainable management of aromatic and medicinal plants.
  8. Assessment of the status of ecosystems in the area of responsibility of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body.
  9. Investigation of the implementation of conservation measures about endemic fish species in Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park.
  10. Study for the recovery of broadleaf forests from coppice to high-forests.
  11. Establishment of plant micro-reserves.
  12. Reintroduction of the local endemic plant species Silene conglomeratica.

and they are included in four (4) work packages:

‐ WorkPackage1: Promotion of the actions of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body in the context of the Operational Programme "Transport Infrastructure, Environment and. Sustainable Development" (OP TIESD).

‐ WorkPackage 2: Networking/ Technical knowledge/ Scientific documentation.

‐ WorkPackage 3: Implementation of species and habitat monitoring activities and / or studies (technical and non-technical).

‐ WorkPackage 4: Management actions aimed at improving the conservation status of species and habitat types in the area of responsibility of Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body.

The implementation of management actions will contribute positively to the natural richness of the region and thus to its ecotourism development. After all, the ecotourism development of each region strengthens its economy without creating problems to the sustainable management of the environment.

Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body throughout the implementation of the project and until its completion, on December 31, 2023 will inform the public in detail through meetings and workshops.

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