Funding support: SBAA
Number of staff: 3
Number of visitors per year: 20,000
Overall aims of the centre
Implementation of environmental education programs for school and other groups
Description of the centre
Target area is Akrotiri Peninsula, with an area of about 60 square kms. It is a Ramsar site, a Special Protection Area (SPA), Special Protection Area (SAC), and an Important Bird Area (IBA).
It is a biodiversity hot-spot with more than 800 plant species and about 300 bird species recorded so far. The Centre offers educational programs for school groups, and offers information to visitors.
The facilities include an exhibition room, a projection room, a library and a bird observation area. It is situated within Akrotiri village, and it has about 10000 visitors per year, most of them in organised school groups
Main CEPA work areas
Organisation of several events with a wide network of patners, local, regional, national and European.
Top three successes
Main target is the educational programmes which are offered successfully for the last 8 years
Top three challenges
Excellent relations with the local Community, which allows a smooth and productive operation within a very sensitive natural and cultural environment.
Setting up a new visitor centre; Running a visitor centre
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools;
Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.