Conservation of priority forests and forest openings in "Ethnikos Drymos Oitis" and "Oros Kallidromo" of Sterea Ellada, LIFE11 NAT/GR/1014
Action D.6: Assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project
The purpose of this action is to assess the impact of all C and E project actions on the socio-economic conditions of the local population and on the ecosystem functions.
This action will start during the fifth (last) year of the project. It will consolidate the data and results of actions C.1, C.3, C.7, E.1, E.2, E.3, E.4, and E.5 on the local economy and social welfare. It will also integrate the results of all C actions on the ecosystem services provided by the forest and grassland ecosystems constituted by the target habitats.
Examples of project impacts on the local economy are the enhancement of ecotourism due to the improvement of the quality of visitor infrastructure and the subsequent improvement of the profile of the small villages around Mt. Oiti and Mt. Kallidromo. Examples of project impacts on the ecosystem services are the improvement of the range condition of the grasslands and the enhancement of carbon sequestration by the revegetation of naked slopes.
The impacts of the project actions will be valued in economic terms where possible. Public opinion and important socio economic issues as determined by action A.11 will be taken into account.
Monitoring of the socio-economic impact of the project is an action required for all projects with concrete conservation actions according to the guidelines for the LIFE+_Nature & Biodiversity 2011 proposals.
- A study of the socio-economic impacts of the project.