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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the project “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the Amiantos Asbestos Mine, in Troodos National Forest Park”.

The project is funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area – EEA Grants 2009-2014 (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) by 85% and the Republic of Cyprus by 15%. It is implemented by the Department of Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment with a budget of €1.350.000. It began on 15 January 2013 and is expected to conclude by the end of December 2015.

The website became operational on 17th of March 2013 and will be continuously updated during the entire project period. After the end of the project it will be incorporated in the official website of the Department of Forests. For any query please contact: ttsintides@fd.moa.gov.cy

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05-05-2017

Final information event of the project «Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the Asbestos Mine»

Final information event of the project «Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the Asbestos Mine»

On Saturday, 29 April 2017, the final information event of the project “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the...

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20-09-2016

CONSTRUCTION OF THE ARTIFICIAL LAKE IN AMIANTOS MINE- PLACEMENT OF GEOTEXTILE

CONSTRUCTION OF THE ARTIFICIAL LAKE IN AMIANTOS MINE- PLACEMENT OF GEOTEXTILE

Within the framework of the project "Biodiversity Conservation during the restoration and management of the Asbestos Mine EEAGrants" the Forest...

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30-11-2015

Hydro seeding for the year 2015 at the Asbestos mine

Hydro seeding for the year 2015 at the Asbestos mine

Between 23-26 of November took place at Amiandos mine the hydro seeding for the year 2015. Hydroseeding is a specialized...

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16-10-2015

Restoration works in the Amiantos Asbestos Mine during summer and autumn 2015

Restoration works in the Amiantos Asbestos Mine during summer and autumn 2015

Implementation of the project “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of the Amiantos Asbestos Mine” continued at an intensive rate...

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07-10-2015

Construction of the artificial lake at Amiandos Mine

Construction of the artificial lake at Amiandos Mine

For theimplementation of the project “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration and Management of theAmiantosAsbestos Mine”,the Forest department is currently addressing the...

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01-07-2015

Checking of artificial nests placed to assist the nesting of wild birds

The artificial nests that were placed to improve the habitat of wildlife were checked recently. More specifically, in 2014, 80 artificial...

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27-02-2015

Film Presentatio "Asbestos: Past, Present and Future"

On Wednesday, February 18,  the film "Asbestos: Past, Present and Future" was shown to a packed auditorium at the University of Nicosia. The film  has been produced within the project...

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09-01-2015

Hydro seeding for the year 2014 at the Asbestos mine

Hydro seeding for the year 2014 at the Asbestos mine

Between 16-18 of December took place at Amiandos mine the hydro seeding for the year 2014. Hydroseeding is a specialized...

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09-01-2015

Asphalt pavement and retaining wall construction

Asphalt pavement and retaining wall construction

Asphalt pavement of about 430 meters was conducted at the Amiandos Mine, on a road next to the lake. Initially...

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02-12-2014

Two – day Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration of Mines and Quarries in Cyprus”

Two – day Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration of Mines and Quarries in Cyprus”

The seminar was held on 27-28.11.2014 at the Troodos Botanical Garden "A.G. Leventis’ and addressed the issue of “Biodiversity Conservation...

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