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Φορέας Διαχείρισης Λ.Παμβώτιδος

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Φορέας Διαχείρισης Λ.Παμβώτιδος

  1. 1. Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis Sensitization activities to Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis Dr Katerina Chiotelli Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2. Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis • established in 2003 • is a Private Law Legal Person, of public utility, supervised by the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. •Main objectives are to conserve the natural environment and preserve the ecological balance in the frame of the sustainable development. Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  3. 3. Protected areas "A clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values”. (IUCN) In Greece, about 400 areas (25%) of special ecological interest were integrated in the European network of protected areas NATURA 2000. Aim of the registration of areas in Natura network is the preservation, sustainable management and promotion of the areas. Lake Pamvotis and its watershed have been registered in Natura 2000 network GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4. Protected area of Lake Pamvotis •Age: 5-7 million years-one of the most ancient lakes in Europe •Surface area: 22 km2 (the largest lake in Epirus). •average depth: 4,5m (shallow lake). •maximum depth 8,5m •Lake’s level: almost 470m •Length of shoreline (perimeter):21km •The lake has been formed from water concentration, it is fed from mountain Mitsikeli springs GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  5. 5. Protected area of Lake Pamvotis Panoramic views of the lake GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  6. 6. Protected area of Lake Pamvotis Lake Pamvotis, in spite of its small size, has a long history and is of great significance as ecosystem and landscape. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  7. 7. Protected area of Lake Pamvotis Despite intense human activity the ecosystem preserves great biodiversity. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  8. 8. Sensitization - Awareness raising One of the main responsibilities of Management Authority of Lake Pamvotis is environmental information and awareness. In that framework, many educational and ecosystem interpretation activities for schools and the local community are organized and many schools from Greece and abroad are participating. we believe that through these activities people, esp. the young ones, may gradually change attitudes and behaviors towards the environment. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  9. 9. Sensitization - Awareness raising Aim information and awareness of local community and especially young people to the lake's ecosystem and the pressures it is facing, in order to contribute to the protection and sustainability of Lake Pamvotis. Infrastructure •Ecosystem Interpretation Park of Lake Pamvotis •Information Center of Lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  10. 10. Ecosystem Interpretation Park of Lake Pamvotis Design of the park was based on the principles of ecological design, thereby the existing relief and vegetation was maintained and natural materials, such as wood, gravel, stone and plants of the Greek Flora were used. The park is ideal for education for sustainable development activities. Visitors, esp. student groups, have the chance to learn about the Protected Area and the ecosystem of the lake, its reach biodiversity, water cycle, and its values for man. Activities include birdwatching, landscape observation, environmental paths and environmental games. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  11. 11. Ecosystem Interpretation Park of Lake Pamvotis Despite its small size, is of great significance as it is the only environmental park in Ioannina GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  12. 12. Information Center of Lake Pamvotis Set in the Isle of Ioannina, in a traditional preservable stone building Completed on January of 2012 GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  13. 13. Information Center of Lake Pamvotis Aim: to become a pole of information on lake Pamvotis ecosystem and contribute to the protection and promotion of the protected area. Exhibits, appropriate audiovisual equipment and carefully designed space, allow visitors and residents of the area to get informed about the lake and enjoy their visit. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  14. 14. Information Center of Lake Pamvotis Is addressed to local community, teachers, educators and students, to organized groups of visitors and individuals, and to alternative tourism businessmen.
  15. 15. Awareness activities consist of three a) Environmental education and awareness of school groups b) Environmental education and awareness of local community and visitors c) Participation and organization of meetings / conferences sectors: GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  16. 16. Awareness of school groups Aim: To enhance understanding and commitment of students in biodiversity conservation and generally environmental protection GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  17. 17. Awareness of school groups Emphasis is given to: • the relationship between man and nature • active participation of students and senses stimulation (touch, hearing, sight, smell, taste) • contact with the real environment GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  18. 18. Awareness of school groups Regarding school groups: Groups of 15-20 students (Information Centre, Environmental park The information and activities are approached according to the age, interests and available time, for example preschoolers tend to have short attention span, so the information should be short and alternates with activities GreeNet- Ημερίδα υδάτινα 4th Project οικοσυστήματα Meeting Agenda, Ηπείρου, 12-14 11 of Μαρτίου November, 2014, 2014-ΕΛΚΕΠΑ, Barcelona, Ιωάννινα Spain
  19. 19. Awareness of school groups Field activities GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  20. 20. Awareness of school groups Ecosystem interpretation though environmental paths GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  21. 21. Awareness of school groups Experiential approach and active student involvement/ participation through discussion, reflection and action. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  22. 22. Awareness of school groups Tours at the Information center of lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  23. 23. Awareness of school groups Cleaning activities at the lake shore GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  24. 24. Awareness of school groups Activity “Art with materials of nature”. The creative use of games allows children to assimilate new information, skills and practices in a natural and attractive way. Environmental games GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  25. 25. Awareness of school groups Birdwatching GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  26. 26. Awareness of school groups School projects, before or after the visit, are contributing to the consolidation of concepts and maintaining of students’ interest. GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  27. 27. Awareness of local community and visitors Through Events, such as: World Environment Day 2011 (Ecological fairy tale narrative, bird photography exhibition)
  28. 28. Awareness of local community and visitors World Environment Day 2012 Activities at the Information Center of Lake Pamvotis (Painting activities with the topic: "The inhabitants of the lake", fishing activities and birdwatching with the telescope). GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  29. 29. Awareness of local community and visitors World Environment Day 2013 Activities at the Information Center of Lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  30. 30. Awareness of local community Cleaning of the lake shore GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  31. 31. Awareness of local community Tree planting close to lake GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  32. 32. Awareness of local community social media (webpage:www.lakepamvotis.gr) GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  33. 33. Awareness of local community Facebook account with more than 670 friends GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  34. 34. Awareness of local community Mass media presence on TV , interviews and press releases to the media promote the work, aspirations, concerns and activities of Management Authority of lake Pamvotis GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  35. 35. Participation and organization of workshops or conferences GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  36. 36. Participation and organization of workshops or conferences GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
  37. 37. Conclusions 1. Teachers’ contribution is critical for successive environmental projects 2.Training teachers in environmental protection and sustainable development is very important (they can then educate students) 3.The repository of good practices could be a valuable tool for teachers in order to develop ideas, improve teaching practices and apply new activities 4.Cooperation of teachers with universities, environmental agents, e.t.c. can lead to a more integrated environmental education GreeNet- 4th Project Meeting Agenda, 12-14 of November, 2014-Barcelona, Spain
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  40. 40. Thank you for your attention!

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