Improving the conservation status of the priority habitat types *1520 and *5220 at the
R I Z O E L I A N A T I O N A L F O R E S T PARK
The project entitled 'Improving the conservation status of the priority habitat types *1520 and *5220 at the Rizoelia National Forest Park' (LIFE12 NAT/CY/000758) is implemented within the framework of LIFE+ program of the European Union (EU). The total project budget is 766,746 euro, of which 574,703 euro (75% of its total eligible budget) are co-funded by EU. The primary aim of the project is to promote and enable the long term conservation of '*5220 - Arborescent matorrals with Ziziphus' and '*1520 - Gypsum steppes (Gypsophiletalia)' in Cyprus, by quantifying and halting natural and anthropogenic pressure and threats that contribute to the long term degradation of these habitats.
The project started on the 1st September 2013 and will be completed on the 28th February 2017.