The creation of a geopark on Syros – A proposal

Friday, June 17, 2011 On Saturday 4th June, at the Cultural Center of Syros-Ermoupolis Municipality, a meeting took place for the promotion of the geological heritage of the island. The main speaker was Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Assisant Professor of Geology and Geoenvironment Department of  theNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, accompanied by a group of twenty […]

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Eclogites, metamorphic rocks of Northern Syros

Syros is situated in the center of the island group of the Cyclades. Its name derives from the Phoenician ‘ousyra’ or ‘ousoura’ which means ‘happy’. Geologically, Syros is covered in its greater part by metamorphic rocks* of the Atticocycladic mass. In northern Syros there are outcrops of some rare metamorphic rocks, among which eclogites occupy […]

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Beekeeping: A Complete Treatise on Bees

A COMPLETE TREATISE ON BEEEKEEPING BY ABBA DELLA ROCCA, VICAR GENERAL OF SYRA (*) PARIS 1790 EPILOGUE With this third volume, we finish what we had to say about the new bee management method, as it is done on the island of Syra. These three published volumes are a complete treatise on this field of […]

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Opinions of the Environmental Chamber

The Chamber of Environment and Sustainability represents: The area of Apano Meria of Syros includes, in addition to the typical phryganan ecosystem, the area “Aetos”, which is overgrown with reed and juniper, and is a forest ecosystem of sclerophyllous leaves (maquis vegetation) and (to a lesser extent) areas cultivated in a traditional manner (abandoned fields). […]

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What is the NATURA 2000 Network

It was found by the European Union that the conservation of a certain number of natural habitats and species of Community interest (Special Areas of Conservation), is gradually deteriorating, with the risk of leading to an irreversible loss of a significant part of biodiversity. In order to prevent this danger, it was deemed necessary to […]

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History and features of the Natura 2000 network in Greece

(November 2012) Natura 2000 is a European network of sites (Sites of Community Importance—Special Conservation Areas and Special Protection Areas), which operates under common European rules. In these areas certain management measures must be implemented, degradation and significant nuisance should be avoided, and an appropriate impact assessment of plans, projects and activities should be implemented. […]

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