iLIFE-Troodos: Troodos National Forest Park: Promoting natural values and Ecosystem Services


Christos Markides, PhD - Researcher

Andreas Konstantinidis, PhD - Researcher

Iasonas Iasonos - Researcher

Project Details

The project aims to increase public awareness on the natural values of Ethniko Dasiko Parko Troodous (EDPT) for which it was included in the Natura 2000 network; this includes the Ecosystem Services (ES) it provides. The specific objectives of the project are to: 1)Promote public awareness of the targeted audience, towards the need for the protection of Natura 2000 network. 2) Increase awareness on natural values for which the Troodos National Forest Park was included in the Natura 2000 Network. 3)Change negative attitudes of Cyprus inhabitants, regarding Natura 2000 network and ecosystem services, using various means (rural workshops, awareness/media campaign, and dissemination material). 4) Spread knowledge about the natural values and ecosystem services provided by Natura 2000 network to professional target groups (policy implementers). 5) Create and provide toolsets (Mobile Apps, guide, documentary, etc.) regarding the Natura 2000 network, the conservation of natural values and the provision of ecosystem services in order to be forwarded to the public and be used more widely in a national and international context.