Trails maintenance and coastal clean-ups in protected areas

(2019) 2.600€ awarded

Environmental and Social pressures due to climate change, mass tourism, mass tourism, and frequent wildfires in the islands of the Aegean Sea during the summer months, are the main challenges the Cyclades are facing. The problem is further intensified in Syros, an island that serves as a central transportation hub for the Aegean.

The CPF is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Management Body of Cyclades Protected Areas (MBCPA) and The Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) in a project which aims to clear 2 trail routes and 2 beaches on the islands of Syros by involving local volunteers who will work closely with local young people and foster new environmental awareness.

By promoting voluntary engagement, transferring know-how on trail maintenance and coastal cleaning, and cooperating with local young people and local stakeholders, the project is expected to be implemented in other areas of Syros as well as the Cyclades in the future.