Additional grafting of Cypress plants (a limited number) produced in IMFE, using Juniperus foetidissima grafts collected from Mt. Oiti.
Continued application of the Cyprus production method for Juniperus foetidissima plants.
Conservation and plant care works of the newly grafted and the remaining Cypress plants.
Τhe contract for the implementation of the Action was signed.
The final approval of the Special Study by the Forestry Service of Fthiotida was received. Planting of wild fruit trees will take place in April depending on the weather conditions and melting of the snow.
Contacts with the municipal governors of the villages around Mt. Oiti and with the Beekeepers Association of Lamia to plan the provision of electric fences to individual beekeepers in April.
Continuation of the statistical analysis and evaluation of the data collected from the animals that carried the GPS collars during the study period of 2015.
Planning of the measures resulting from Action A.7 for each area, prior to the networking with JunEx LIFE project.
A field visit tool place on March 26, to the villages Oiti, Pavliani and Pyra. Meetings were also held with the municipal governors of the villages Kastania, Eleftherohori and Pavliani. During the meetings the presence of bears and the provision of electric fences to professional beekeepers were discussed. No bear presence was recorded during the first trimester of 2016, while information about earlier bear appearances was recorded to update existing data.
Preparation and of the Mid-term Report (MtR) continued.
On March 30 a study visit was organized to the area of Prespa for networking activities with the project LIFE JunEX.