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Project Title
Reduction of risk of damage caused by wildfires in Cyprus' forests

Funded by
Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

Project Promoter
Department of Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Description
The purpose of the project is to reduce fire incidents and forest area burnt to protect valuable landscapes, natural ecosystems and biodiversity across the Troodos range, as well as lives and properties in rural areas. This will be achieved through enhancing the capabilities of the Department of Forests and raising of the public awareness on forest fires danger. Furthermore, the Department of Forest will also upgrade the firefighting equipment, including vehicles, machinery and tools, as well as maintain strategic stocks of necessary firefighting materials, necessary to cope with large fire incidents that may be more frequent in the future as a result of climate change.

Duration
22/7/2020 - 31/10/23

Budget
€882.353

Relevant webpage/mentions:
On the official website of the Department of Forests: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/fd/fd.nsf/All/5E4A2A1BBD848EC1C225867A002728AE?OpenDocument
Posts on the Facebook page of the Department of Forests:
https://www.facebook.com/2203113279966025/posts/2970036043273741/
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=468823034191201
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=134380572018342



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