LIFE03NAT Q. frainetto forests in Mount Athos

Title:Life03 NAT/GR/000093. Rehabilitation of coppice Quercus frainetto woods (9280) and Quercus ilex woods (9340) habitat types (2003 – 2006)
Client:Greek Biotope-Wetland Centre/ Holy Community of Mount Athos
Capacity:External expert
Period:10/2003 – 12/2006
Objective:The main objective of the project was the implementation of selective-inversion thinnings in order to rehabilitate coppice Quercus frainetto and Quercus ilex woods in SCI GR1270003 «Athos Peninsula». The purpose of this project was to increase the flora biodiversity, especially of the understory vegetation, and the structural diversity of the forest. These forests are important for nature conservation at European level since very few of them occur in areas of the Natura 2000 network. The aim of the rehabilitation was to return these forests to their natural state, as they were at the end of the 19th century.
Deliverables:Financial project reports  

Technical report

Receipt and certification form & map for each thinned area
Services:Financial management, receipt and certification of the pilot implementation areas
Indexes:Area 500ha  

45 pilot implementation sites in 15 of the 20 monasteries of Mount Athos