Evros Delta Management Authority
Funding support: Ministry of Environment, European Projects, Co – operation with NGOs and Institutes
Number of staff: 10
Number of visitors per year: 5,000 – 8,000
Numbers of visitors per year: 5000 – 8000 per.
Location of the site: The site is located on the north eastern border of Greece with Turkey.
Overall aims of the centre
Management and protection of Evros Delta
Description of the centre
Characteristic biotopes that are supported are: Riverine vegetation, Tamarisks, Wet meadows with Juncus,Submerged vegetation of salt or brackish waters, Lagoon and fresh water vegetation, Halophytic vegetation, Vegetation of sandy islets
Size of site:
Evros Delta has a size of 20000 Hectares, of which 9500 are protected.
Species that are supported are:
Birds (320 species): wintering birds (ducks, geese, raptors, waders, etc.), migrating birds (waders, passerines, etc.), breeding birds (water birds, waders, gulls, etc.)
Mammals (40 species), fish (46 species), reptiles (21 species), amphibians (7 species).
Monitoring of birds and water quality
Wardening of the wetland
Open public days – celebrations
The Evros Delta Visitor Centre has an exhibition room with photos and information about the wetland.
Main CEPA work areas
Educational projects for local schools (projects run yearly)
One – day educational projects
Open public days – celebrations (World wetlands Day, Eurobirdwatch, etc.)
Workshops and meetings with stakeholders
Printed material (leaflets, booklets, posters)
Top three successes
Monitoring of birds (has worked well because a significant data base is created)
Educational activities for local schools (good respond and participation)
Ecotourism (good respond and participation)
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails
Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety