The first four Special Environmental Studies for Natura 2000 were put under consultation
The studies will be a useful tool for the sustainable development and protection of biodiversity in four areas.
The first three Special Environmental Studies concerning the Natura 2000 protected areas in Crete, Evros, Rodopi and Southern Peloponnese were put under consultation.
In particular, the Special Environmental Studies set out an institutional framework for the demarcation and institutionalization of classified protection zones, setting clear terms and conditions for the use of land and the economic activity in protected areas. According to the Ministry of Environment, in order to protect the ecosystems and the species they host, they will indicate if and which anthropogenic activities are allowed in the individual zones of each region.
The Management Plans will specify the criteria and conditions for exercising the allowed anthropogenic activities in the individual areas of each study. These include action plans that specify: the necessary measures, projects and programs, phases, costs, resources, funding agencies, implementation timetable, implementing agencies.