Database release:

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name


1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Costas HadjipanayiotouDirectorDepartment of Environment

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2004-05
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-03
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]

No information provided

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
CY00Kypros / Kıbrıs

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)


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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
5330  info      48.32  0.00 
5420  info      386  0.00 
6220  info  X     48  0.00 
62B0  info  X     10  0.00 
8140  info      10  0.00 
8220  info      10  0.00 
9290  info      48  0.00 
92C0  info      10  0.00 
92D0  info      10  0.00 
9320  info      1787  0.00 
9390  info  X     10  0.00 
9540  info      2319  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA295Acrocephalus schoenobaenus           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA054Anas acuta               
BA056Anas clypeata               
BA052Anas crecca           
BA050Anas penelope               
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA055Anas querquedula               
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA028Ardea cinerea           
BA029Ardea purpurea           
BA024Ardeola ralloides           
BA221Asio otus           
BA059Aythya ferina               
BA061Aythya fuligula               
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus           
BA136Charadrius dubius           
BA137Charadrius hiaticula               
BA031Ciconia ciconia           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA083Circus macrourus           
BA084Circus pygargus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
R2447Coluber cypriensis                 
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA038Cygnus cygnus           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA027Egretta alba           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA379Emberiza hortulana               
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA100Falco eleonorae           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
BA099Falco subbuteo           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA153Gallinago gallinago           
BA123Gallinula chloropus           
BA135Glareola pratincola           
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA418Hoplopterus spinosus           
BA022Ixobrychus minutus           
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA281Monticola solitarius           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA261Motacilla cinerea           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA094Pandion haliaetus           
BA470Parus ater cypriotes           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis                       
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo               
BA151Philomachus pugnax           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
P2227Pinguicula crystallina    101  250   
BA034Platalea leucorodia           
BA032Plegadis falcinellus           
BA005Podiceps cristatus           
BA118Rallus aquaticus           
BA317Regulus regulus           
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros                 
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA351Sturnus vulgaris           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA310Sylvia borin           
BA304Sylvia cantillans           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA308Sylvia curruca           
BA306Sylvia hortensis           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA307Sylvia nisoria           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
BA287Turdus viscivorus           
BA213Tyto alba                       
BA232Upupa epops           
BA232Upupa epops           
BA142Vanellus vanellus           
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
A411Alectoris chukar                   
Anacamptis pyramidalis                   
A218Athene noctua                   
Barlia robertiana                   
1201Bufo viridis                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                   
A364Carduelis carduelis                   
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A288Cettia cetti                   
Charaxes jasius                   
A289Cisticola juncidis                   
1280Coluber jugularis                   
A206Columba livia                   
A208Columba palumbus                   
1228Cyrtopodion kotschyi                   
Euphorbia hierosolymitana                   
A096Falco tinnunculus                   
A244Galerida cristata                   
5365Hypsugo savii    grids1x1         
2441Mabuya vittata                   
2466Malpolon monspessulanus                   
Orchis quadripunctata                   
A330Parus major                   
1309Pipistrellus pipistrellus                 
1212Rana ridibunda                   
A361Serinus serinus                   
2010Vipera lebetina                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Dasos Lemesou is located about 10 km N-NE of Lemesos town, on the southernmost foothills of Troodos range and it is surrounded by many villages (Prastio, Dierona, Louvaras, Yerasa, Apsiou, Mathikoloni, Akrounta, Finikaria, Armenochori and Parekklisia). The boundary of the site follows, more or less, the delimitation line of the State Forest, except in the south, around Germasogia dam and in the west near Apsiou village where it follows an earth road, towards Louvaras village, which runs through the State Forest (see topographical map).It covers an area of 4832.38 ha, 4,503 ha of which is Main State Forest and the rest is private land. The lowest part of Dasos Lemesou is the southern side near Germasogia dam with an altitude of 100 m and the highest point is at 1010 m, near Kakomalis Forest Station.Geology: The greatest part of the site is composed of serpentine; there are also small parts of wehrlite, gabbros, dunites and diabase. The area of the dam comprises sands, silt clays and gravels; at the sides of the dam there is a melange of quartz sandstone, grey siltstone, serpentine and other lithologies, entrained in a matrix of silt and bentonic clay.Climate: The mean annual precipitation of the area is 560-650 mm. The mean maximum monthly rainfall is 200-250 mm and occurs in January. The mean daily temperature of the hottest month (July) is 25.6 °C and the mean daily temperature of the coldest month (January) is 10.6 °C.Vegetation: Olea europaea maquis and pure or mixed Pinus brutia forests form the dominant vegetation of Dasos Lemesou.The distribution of Olea europaea maquis (habitat type 9320) in the site starts from the lowest point (100 m) up to about 700 m (or sometimes higher) above sea level. The dominant species is Olea europaea; although Ceratonia siliqua and Pistacia lentiscus are common they do not dominate anywhere. Smaller shrubs like Sarcopoterium spinosum, Cistus spp., Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor, Fumana spp. Form a lower vegetation layer (habitat type 5420), mainly at open places. Pseudo-steppes with grasses and annuals (habitat type 6220) also occur at small openings forming small patches composed mainly of Aegilops spp., Avena spp., Lagoecia cuminoides, Bromus spp., Hypochaeris achyrophorus, Anthemis pseudocotula, Plantago cretica, Stipa capensis, Crupina crupinastrum, Trachynia distachya, Filago spp., Crucianella sp., Avellina michelii, Minuartia picta, Ononis reclinata var. minor etc. Scattered pine trees or even small stands can also be found. Olea europea occurs even higher, up to about 900 m, but only as part of the understorey vegetation of the pine forest, which is sometimes very open with scattered trees.Pinus brutia forest (habitat type 9540) extends from about 300 m to the highest point of the site (1010 m). It can be distinguished in two altitudinal zones, according to the understory vegetation:The first one extends up to 700 m, covering the greatest part of the site and it is characterised by the abundance of Olea europea, Pistacia lentiscus and Ceratonia siliqua in the understorey vegetation.The occurrence of Quercus alnifolia and Arbutus andrachne in the understorey distinguishes the second zone, which starts at an altitude of about 700 m (sometimes lower). Olea europaea is also present in this zone but nowhere dominant, Quercus coccifera ssp. calliprinos occurs locally and scarcely.The density of the pine forest, in both zones, varies from scattered trees to dense stands. On very steep, rocky and eroded slopes the ground is partly covered by phrygana vegetation (mainly Cistus spp.) and scattered pines. On north facing slopes the pine forest is dense with a rich undestorey, whereas on south facing slopes pine trees are generally scattered and the undestorey vegetation is lower, composed mainly of Cistus phrygana.There is only one patch of pure Quercus alnifolia scrub (habitat type 9390) at the northern part of the site.Cypress forest (habitat type 9290) is restricted to two places, one along the Kyparissia ridge and another, small patch, above Amyrou monastery. Cupressus sempervirens is mixed with Pinus brutia and the undestorey vegetation is composed of Olea europaea, Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor, Cistus spp. Etc.Genista fasellata ssp. fasellata (habitat type 5330) and sometimes Calycotome villosa form dense colonies, especially in areas which have been burned. Sometimes these species participate in the maquis and in the pine forests as part of the shrubby vegetation. Phrygana vegetation (habitat type 5420) can de subdivided in the following categories:Phrygana dominated by Sarcopoterium spinosum; it occurs in large patches or occupies the openings in maquis; Cistus spp., Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor, Fumana spp. And Phagnalon rupestre are present as well.Phrygana with Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor dominate at large openings of maquis, cypress and pine forests; Sarcopoterium spinosum, Cistus spp., Lavandula stoechas, Fumana spp. And Phagnalon rupestre are present in this formation but not very common.Phrygana with Cistus creticus and Cistus salviifolius dominate mainly at the higher parts of the site (i.e., 500-1000 m); they occur in large patches or occupy the empty space in open Pinus brutia forest, especially on steep slopes. Riparian forest (habitat type 92C0) extends mainly along Kyparissia river, and rarely along other smaller streams and consists of Platanus orientalis, Alnus orientalis, Salix alba, Laurus nobilis, etc. The Oriental plane woods alternate with riparian galleries of Neriun oleander (habitat type 92D0). There is also a small bed of Typha domingensis and Phragmites australis (habitat type CY02) at the lower part of the river.Serpentinophilous grasslands of Cyprus (Habitat type 62B0) are scattered over the area occupied by the serpentine rocks, at large openings of the pine forest and maquis, in the form of small, scattered patches. The characteristic species are Alyssum chondrogynum and Centaurea cyprensis; other species participating to this habitat are Minuartia picta, Arenaria rhodia ssp. cypria, Acinos exiguus, Thymus integer etc. Due to the small size and distribution pattern of this habitat type mapping is only indicative of its distribution.Screes with Briza humilis, Bupleurum trichopodum, Arenaria rhodia ssp. cypria, Geranium purpureum, Cheilanthes pteridioides, Lindbergella sintenisii and Clematis cirrhosa (Habitat type 8140) are confined at one place only.Vegetated silicolous inland cliffs with chasmophytic vegetation (habitat type 8220) with Micromeria chionistrae, Sedum cyprium, Silene galataea, Arenaria rhodia ssp. cypria and Asperula cypria occur, at a few spots on the steep cliffs along Kyparissia river.The chasmophytic vegetation of water-sprayed or water flushed rocks (Adiantetea, habitat type CY03) is represented by the rare Pinguicula crystallina ssp. crystallina communities; this special type of vegetation is also characterised by Solenopsis minuta ssp. nobilis, Samolus valerandi and the companion species Schoenus nigricans and occurs at only one place, along Kyparissia river, on wet rock surfaces.

4.2 Quality and importance

The ecological quality and importance of the site is composed by the following elements:1. The variety of habitat types and their good-excellent conservation status. Within the site three priority habitats are present. One of them, pseudo-steppes with grasses and annuals occur at small openings. Serpentinophilous grasslands of Cyprus and scrub and low forest vegetation with Quercus alnifolia, are another two priority habitat types accepted as new additions to Annex I, which are also present in the site. Especially, the serpentinophilous grasslands are very well represented and characterised by two endemic species, Alyssum chondrogynum and Centaurea cyprensis. Alyssum chondrogynum is restricted to the site and the surrounding area, on serpentine substrate and Centaurea cyprensis, is also restricted to the seprpentine rocks of Dasos Lemesou and the Akamas peninsula. Also, the water-flushed chasmophytic communities of the protected by the Bern Convention and accepted as a new addition to Annex II Pinguicula crystallina ssp. crystallina have an isolated occurence within the site. 2. Within the site 33 endemic plants have been recorded up to now, that is 22.86% of the endemic plant taxa of the island. Of these, 4 are included in the IUCN-WCMC list of threatened plants (1999), Acinos exiguus and Sedum cyprium, characterised as rare, and Allium autumnale and Allium willeanum, characterised as indeterminate. 4. Dasos Lemesou supports good populations of 5 bird species accepted as new additions to Annex I Dir. 79/409/EEC: Charadrius alexandrinus, Lanius nubicus and the endemics Oenanthe cypriaca, Parus ater cypriotes and Sylvia melanothorax.The site also hosts another 35 birds listed on Annex I of the directive 79/409/EEC and 73 migratory birds. Another 14 birds that occur in the site are protected by Ann. II or Ann. III of the Bern Convention. The endemic Otus scops cyprius is also present in the area.It offers habitat to three endemic mammals (Hemiechinus auritus dorotheae, Lepus europaeus cyprius, Vulpes vulpes indutus) and three endemic reptiles (Cyrtodactylus kotschyi fitzingeri, Lacerta laevis troodica, Ophisops elegans schlueteri). Also another 7 reptiles and 2 amphibians live in the site.In addition, 69 endemic insects and 6 endemic land snails (listed on section 3.4) have been recorded from the area up to now.Other Important Species with Motivation D (section 3.3):The species Euhorbia hierosolymitana, which is restricted to the East Mediterranean region, occurs almost exclusively in the site; only a few individuals have recently been found at Stavrovouni forest. Another important species of the site is Prenanthes triquetra, which grows only in fissures of serpentine rocks in the site and on chalky cliffs at a nearby area. This species is restricted to Cyprus and Lebanon.Columba palumbus is a game species whose populations are apparently decreasing and its hunting is under periodic ban (during breeding season).Potamon potamios is a freshwater crab protected by the narional legislation (Fisheries Law CAP 135 Regulations 273/90). In the site it is common at Germasogeia dam and along Kyparisshia river.Charaxes jasius is a rare taxon (isolated and local to restricted geographic areas or biotopes). Thersamonia thersamon, Freyeria trochylus are threatened taxa according to Heath (1981). Diplacodes lefebrei, Sphodromantis viridis are taxa at the margins of their area of distribution. Zizeeria karsandra is a threatened taxon according to Heath (1981) and in Cyprus it is at the margins of its distribution area. Epallage fatime, Orthetrum chrysostigma are threatened taxa according to Van Tol & Verdonk (1988) and in Cyprus they are at the margins of their area of distribution. Libelloides macaronius is an important (Koomen & van Helsdinger, 1996) threatened taxon listed on the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants and on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1988). Anax immaculifrons is a rare taxon (isolated and local to restricted geographic areas or biotopes) and at the margins of its area of distribution. Empusa fasciata is an important (Koomen & van Helsdinger, 1996) threatened taxon listed on the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants. Stenosis sulcata, Blaps splichali, Uloma cyprea, Helladia millefolii alziari are subendemic taxa (endemic to Cyprus and neighbouring countries).Notes: The snake Macrovipera lebetina lebetina is included in section 3.3 as Vipera lebetina.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.4 Ownership (optional)

No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Anonymous. 2001. Http:bornova.ege.edutr/-bgocmen/herptiles.cyprus [Herpetofauna: 3.3, 3.4]Bank R.A. & Hovestadt A. 1991. Notes on the Enidae, 3: Revision of the Enidae of Cyprus (Gastropoda: Pupiloidea) (plate1-4). Schr. Malacozool. 4: 1-25. [3.4]Berger P. 1988. Contribution a l' histoire naturell de l' ile de Chypre. Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Buprestidae Elateridae. Biocosme mesogeen 5: 77-83. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Boehme W. & Wiedl H. 1994. Status and zoogeography of the herpetofauna of Cyprus with taxonomic and natural history notes on selected species (Genera: Rana, Coluber, Natrix, Vipera). Amphibia & Reptilia. Zool. Middle East 10: 31-52. [3.3, 3.4]Christodoulou S. Ch. 2000. Unpublished data. Lefkosia. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Christodoulou S.Ch. 2000. Unpublished data. [3.3, 3.4]Council of Europe. 1992. Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats. Appendix I (revised 1992 Strasbourg).Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1995. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1996. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Birds of Cyprus Checklist 1997. Table of monthly sightings & yearly occurrences 1991-1996. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1998. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1999. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Department of Agriculture. Insects Collection. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lefkosia. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Eddie J. 2000. Butterflies of Cyprus 1998 (Records of a year's sightings). The Amateur Entomologists' Society Pamphlet No.15. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Forestry Department, 1985. 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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

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5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
CY02Dasos Lemesou*90.00
CY05A/A 6139/0.00
CY05A/A 5738*5.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The site includes part of Lemesos Forest, which is a Permanent Forest Reserve (Main State Forest).


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Department of Environment
Organisation:Department of Forests

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes Name: Δ.Σ. Περιοχής Natura 2000 ‘Dasos Lemesou’

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Site management is made according to the forest law which concerns the manegement of all Permanent Forest Reserves of Cyprus.Forestry Department, 1985. Management Plan for - The Limassol Forest, The Yermasoyia Dam, The Environmental Centre with emphasis on the: Environmental Conservation, Environmental Education, Public Recreation. Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus.



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