Two – day Seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration of Mines and Quarries in Cyprus”
The seminar was held on 27-28.11.2014 at the Troodos Botanical Garden "A.G. Leventis’ and addressed the issue of “Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration of Mines and Quarries in Cyprus”.
The seminar included presentations relating to biodiversity management during mine and quarry restoration and more specifically they proposed measures to be taken for biodiversity conservation in restoration/ rehabilitation works. The presentations were delivered qualified experts and public officials, and included the following topics:
-Mine Industry in Cyprus
-Geological aspects of mines and quarries in Cyprus
-Mine restoration: Objectives and means.
-Management of alien invasive plants in mine & quarry restoration
-Improvement of flora & habitat types
-Improvement of habitat for birds and game species
-Reptiles and amphibians
-Bats and other small mammals.
The audience included about 35 persons, mainly Forest Officials but also officers from the Departments of Environment and Geological Survey.