Oroklini wetland restoration in Cyprus

General
National Id: 
Cyprus_03
Site name: 
Oroklini lake, Larnaca
Summary: 
Oroklini lake is a waterbody located close to the south coast of Cyprus next to the city of Larnaca and within the boundaries of Oroklini village. The waterbody has been subject to modifications and degradation by implementing hydraulic measures in the mid 40’s, in order to desiccate the lake, due to health concerns. The purpose of NWRM implementation was to increase water retention and restore the wetland habitats in order to meet the needs of two important bird species, but also to increase biodiversity. The measures included among others, retention measures aiming at securing water availability in the upper basin of the lake and measures aiming at increasing the biodiversity of the ecosystem.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
NUTS Code: 
Κύπρος (Kýpros)
RBD code: 
CY001
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Ayis Iacovides, I.A.CO
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
33.650833
Latitude: 
34.967222
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top