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Walking tour of Larnaca salt lake highlights its importance, mayor says

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Flamingo spotted at Larnaca salt lake (Photo: Christos Theodorides)

A walking tour at the Natura 2000 protected area of Larnaca salt lake was held on Saturday by Pandoteira project and Larnaca municipality.

People who participated in the tour had the opportunity to see thousands of rare migratory birds as well as habitat species of the area.

Experts from various services that take part in the project also attended the walk.

Pandoteira is a ten-year project which aims to achieve a favourable conservation status for important species and habitat types in Cyprus, through actions across the natura 2000 network. The project is co-funded by the European Union with a budget of €17 million.

In his own statements, Larnaca Mayor Andreas Vyras said the development of the unique habitat of Larnaca salt lake is “very important for our homeland”.

“There are not many places in the world where you can admire, see and get to know such habitats, so any initiative in this direction is something we support, encourage and want to continue,” the mayor noted.

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