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The species of March 2018

Common Name: Barn swallow Scientific name: Hirundo rustica Family: Hirundinidae     Description It is the most famous species of swallow in Cyprus. It has as its main features a black-brown plumage and a long scissortail. His neck is reddish, a feature that distinguishes it from the rest of his family. ...

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The species of February 2018

Common Name: Thorny burnet, Pricky Burnet, Brushwood Scientific Name: Sarcopoterium spinosum Family: Rosaceae   Description It is a low perennial shrub of about 40 cm high, which grows in areas with low altitude as well as in areas with high altitudes over 1000 m. [1, 2]. It consists of a ...

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European Network For Environmental Citizenship – Cost Action CA16229

      European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) aims to improve understanding and assessment of environmental citizenship in European societies and participating countries. Environmental Citizenship is a key factor in EU’s growth strategy (Europe 2020) and its vision for Sustainable Development, Green and Cycle economy and Low-carbon society (EU-roadmap ...

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CYCERE Calendar 2018

The Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education (CYCERE) has published the 2018 Calendar, which includes photographic material and scientific information on the Fauna and the Native Flora of Cyprus. The photographs included derive from the photography competition announced by CYCERE in collaboration with the Cyprus Photographic Society (Cyprus) – Limassol ...

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Visit of the Metropolitan of Mesogaias and Lavreotikis, Mr. Nikolaou

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education (CYCERE) the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Mesogaias and Lavreotikis Mr. Nikolaos, the Most Reverend Bishop of Karpasias Mr. Christoforos. The two high priests were accompanied by the hosts, ...

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The species of January 2018

    Name: Flamingo Scientific name: Phoenicopterus Family: Phoenicopteridae     Description Flamingos are very impressive birds. The big flamingo has 120-145 cm length and 187 cm height. The male big flamingo is 3-4 kg and the female 2-3.3 kg. Its wingspan has 140-170 cm length. It has a thin ...

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The species of December 2017

Name: Cyprus cyclamen Scientific name: Cyclamen cyprium Family: Primulaceae     Description A perennial, tubular herb of approximately 7-15 cm of height. The leaves are indivisible, heart-shaped, and fleshy, with a long stem and dentate edges with deep purple color on their lower surface. Its flowers are scente, single-pointed, with ...

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The species of November 2017

  Name: Egyptian fruit bat Scientific name: Rousettus aegyptiacus Family: Pteropodidae         Description The largest bat species and only the only flying mammal in Cyprus. It is quite small compared to some of its relatives. Its wingspan averages 60 cm and body length around 15 cm (6 in). Its weight ...

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