EPO (Society for the protection of nature and ecodevelopment)
Rural topic(s): Sustainable development in wetlands, Conservation and management of natural resources
EPO - Society for Protection of Nature and Ecodevelopment is working since 22 years for nature protection, management and sustainable development, collaborating with state services, authorities and other stakeholders for a better future of the Nestos region. EPO is involved in EU supported Life projects for the management of the wetlands, creating buffer zones, vegetated filter strips, re-connection of old river branches, reforestation of riparian forest, construction of breeding islets for terns and other water-birds, as well as setting up a feeding scheme for vultures.
Besides that EPO works on alternative development, especially Ecotourism planning a series of nature trails, observation platforms and other infrastructure, publishing of information materials and guided tours. EPO represents the environmental NGOs in the board of the Nestos-Vistonis-Ismarida National Park.
Scale of intervention : Regional
Keywords: conservation and management of natural resources, ecotourism, improvement of biodiversity, woodland creation, wetlands, natural habitats preservation