Wetland adaptation in Attica Region, Greece (2016)

The strategy and action plan for the wetland ecosystems in Attica Region (Greece) were developed in the OrientGate project by the Environmental Department of Attica Regional Authority with the scientific support of the Greek Biotope Wetland Centre (EKBY). Based on projections of future drought episodes, as well as on information from operational programmes and actions that are in progress or scheduled by various institutions and organisations, the strategy sets the vision and commitment to conservation and adaptation to climate change of the Attica’s wetlands to increase its resilience and reduce biodiversity loss, while making better use of ecosystem services.

The strategy is built on seven axes under which measures with specific priority actions have been determined: the Attica Wetland Action Plan. This strategy also includes some over-arching elements: sustainable management and restoration of wetlands; their interconnection in a “green arc”; the evaluation of the services provided; awareness raising and environmental education in biodiversity and climate change, and citizen participation. The Attica Regional Authority drafted a road map to promote the implementation of selected actions of the Plan under the new National Strategic Reference Framework 2014-2020 or under other funding sources. From September 2015, a project entitled “Improving knowledge and increasing awareness for wetland restoration in Attica Region” is already implementing priority actions”.

To read the complete article, click here.leafletwetland_adaptation

Read the leaflet of the project Wetland adaptation in Attica Region, Greece.


Oropos lagoon (Copy)

Oropos lagoon forms a complex wetland ecosystem of 100 ha, including salt marshes, mud flats, sand dunes and open brackish waters with high value for biodiversity conservation. Source: EKBY photo archive.

Lake Vouliagmeni (Copy)

Lake Vouliagmeni has high recreational, educational, biological and research value and improves the microclimate. Source: EKBY photo archive.


Argyro Paraskevopoulou
Attica Region
Sygrou Avenue 15
Athens, 11741, Greece
Tel.: (30-213) 2101107
Email: argyro.paraskevopoulou@patt.gov.gr

Eleni Fitoka
Greek Biotope Wetland Centre (EKBY)
14th kilometre Thessaloniki
Mihaniona, 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: (30-231) 0473432
Email: helenf@ekby.gr

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South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme “A structured network for integration of climate knowledge into policy and territorial planning” OrientGate (2012-2014).


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