The Akamas National Park, lies on the west coast of my country, Cyprus. It's wildlife diversity, is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean.
From the EU Environment archive, Akamas is the home of 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals. In addition to that, there is a very rich variety of fauna.
The European Council has included Akamas, in its Mediterranean Protection Programme. Despite that, the Cyprus Government, has yet to fully declare it as a National Park due to tourist and local landowners reasons.
Until today, both Friends of the Earth and Green Peace, are lobbying hard for it. Even though the battle has not been won, the fight is not over yet! #natura2000#euenvironment#trees#megafauna#birds#forests#forestsforlife#akamasnationalpark