Following last month’s update, the works for the erection of fence and cattle sheds at Akrotiri Marsh started in early May. So far, contractors have been preparing the ground, drilling holes and installing the metal pipes for the fence. It is expected that the works will finish around end of June.
Please note that during works, visitors will be able to visit the site although they will need to use the road adjacent to the site with caution due to the presence of machinery and workers.
BirdLife Cyprus, as a lead partner of the project is responsible for the implementation and supervision of the works. The project partners and other stakeholders involved in the project will also be closely following the progress and implementation of works.
The Darwin Plus project “Akrotiri Marsh Restoration: a flagship wetland in the Cyprus SBAs” is funded by the Darwin Initiative through UK Government funding to restore Akrotiri Marsh and its biodiversity. BirdLife Cyprus is the lead partner in collaboration with two more partners, the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK). This ecosystem-based conservation project has a duration of 2 years, between April 2015 and March 2017.
More information for the project can be found on the project website www.akrotirimarsh.org.