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The project’s poster

The project’s poster is ready and is being distributed to local authorities and organisations by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. The poster aims to increase awareness about the project and to promote its objectives in the local communities. To view the poster click here http://foropenforests.org

13/07/2014
The Brown Bear leflet is ready

According to the framework of Action E.1 the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature in collaboration with ARCTUROS prepared a leaflet about the Brown Bear and its presence on Mount Oiti. The leaflet will be distributed to the local communities and authorities of the area. To view the leaflet click here http://foropenforests.org

13/07/2014
The project leaflet

During the past few months the project team has worked to prepare a leaflet, according to the framework of Action E.1. This leaflet presents the aims, objectives and targeted species and habitats of the project, with the exception of the Brown Bear, for which a separate leaflet has been prepared. The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature has already started its distribution. To view the leaflet click here http://foropenforests.org

13/07/2014
Presentation of the project in the newspaper TO VIMA

On 18 January 2014 an article about the project was published in the newspaper To Vima. In a full-page article the journalist Machi Tratsa presented the project’s objectives and the first results of the field work. The article was accompanied by photographs of the target species and the work of the project team in the field. To read the article please visit the webpage: http://www.tovima.gr/society/article/?aid=560745

09/03/2014
Local event in Amfiklia (Photo: Georgios Politis)

On 18 January 2014, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, as project coordinating beneficiary, in cooperation with the Municipality of Amfikleia – Elateia organised a local event in order to present the project results from field work on Mts. Oiti and Kalidromo. During the meeting, representatives of all project partners presented the implementation progress of their respective Actions and the initial results of the field work. The presentations of the project team were followed by a discussion with representatives of the authorities that participated in the local event.

Events * 10/02/2014
Vodafone supports ForOpenForests (Photo: Georgios Politis)

Vodafone provides two free connections for one year to transfer the data from the two meteorological stations over its network. Additionally, Vodafone has graciously allowed us to install the weather station for Mt. Kallidromo within its fenced facilities at the site Gravia.

06/02/2014
The meteorological station of Mount Kallidromo sends information (Photo by Yiannis Aleksopoulos)

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 the meteorological station was installed in Mount Kallidromo. Dr. John Alexopoulos , Spyridonas Didalos and Spyridonas Mavroulis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in cooperation with the contractor, Scientact AE, completed the installation, under adverse weather conditions, at Gravia, in the existing facilities of Vodafone. The station is fully operational and sends weather data through the network of Vodafone, which are processed and analyzed by the team of the University of Athens.

30/01/2014
12/9/2013 Installation of meteorological station in National Park of Oiti (Photo: Giannis Alexopoulos)

On Monday, December 9, 2013 the meteorological station was successfully installed in the National Park of Oiti. Dr. John Alexopoulos, Spyridonas Didalos and Spyridonas Mavroulis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in cooperation with the contractor, Scientact AE, completed the installation at Greveno, under adverse weather conditions. The station is operating normally and sends weather data through the network of Vodafone. The data are processed and analyzed by the team of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

08/01/2014
The second meeting of the Stakeholders Committee was held in Lamia (Photo: Georgios Politis)

On November 20, 2013 the second meeting of the stakeholders of the project was held in Lamia. The meeting was attended by representatives of the regional government, community organizations, farmers, hunters and members of environmental NGOs. The aim of the meeting was to present the specifications and locations of the infrastructures that will be constructed by the Region of Central Greece in the project areas. The presentation of the specifications was followed by extensive discussion with the Committee members.

06/12/2013
Hellenic Livestock Guarding Dog puppies were delivered to local stockbreeders (Photo: Melina Avgerinou)

On Friday November 1st, 2013, staff members of ARCTOUROS visited the project areas and delivered Hellenic Livestock Guarding Dog puppies as part of Action C.9. Hellenic Guarding Dogs have been successfully protecting livestock in the mountainous regions of our country for centuries and constitute an invaluable part of our cultural and natural heritage.

In cooperation with the Stockbreeder’s Association of Phthiotida and the Management Body of Oiti National Park, twelve 2-month-old puppies were delivered to stockbreeders in the villages of Zilefto, Spercheiada, Kenourgio, Herakleia, Eleftherochori, Argyrochori, Grameni, Trilofo and Kastania Ypatis. The President of the Association, Mr. Athanasios Asproulakis, attended the meetings of the ARCTOUROS staff and the local farmers.
Action C.9: Priority conservation actions for Ursus arctos* * 26/11/2013

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