Networking Workshop on “Managing Wetlands for Birds” - November '13
Through a two-day workshop organised on 31 October and 1 November 2013, the LIFE Oroklini project provided a great opportunity to bring together experts on managing wetlands for birds.
BirdLife Cyprus organised the networking workshop entitled “Managing Wetlands for Birds” with invited experts from five BirdLife International partners (RSPB-BirdLife UK, HOS-BirdLife Greece, DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia, LPO-BirdLife France and SEO-BirdLife Spain), who presented case studies on wetland management from their countries. There are many examples of wetland restoration and management in Europe and all share similar aspects to those faced by the project team at Oroklini and this workshop was all about enhancing the exchange of know-how, experience and best practice between projects and experts. All the experts based their experience and findings, on current or previous projects funded by LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument for the environment.
In total, around 45 people participated at the workshop, from the Cyprus authorities, such as the Water Development Department, the Town Planning and Housing Department, the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, LIFE Oroklini project partners (Game and Fauna Service, Environment Department, Department of Forests, Voroklini Community Council), as well as other NGOs, other LIFE projects implemented in Cyprus, the SBA Environment Department and other stakeholders.
The report from the workshop can be found here.