Aim of the project
The main objective of the project was to bring the Oroklini Lake Special Protected Area (SPA) to Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) in relation to the species for which the site was selected.
The main target species were the Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus and the Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus, both criterion species for the site, as well as another four Birds Directive Annex I species that regularly nest or have nested at the site (Burhinus oedicnemus, Sterna albifrons, Sterna hirundo, Charadrius alexandrinus). The site is also important for 58 Annex I species that stage during spring or autumn migration or spend the winter, and another 36 regularly occurring non-Annex I species most of which we expect will benefit from the measures proposed.
In simple words, the aim of this project was to bring an ecological balance to the lake so the ecosystem’s functions can continue in depth of time. This will ensure the stability of the species populations and the qualifying habitats.