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The species of March 2020

  Name: Phoenician juniper Scientific name: Juniperus phoenicea L. Family: Cupressaceae     Description The Phoenician juniper is an aromatic, short, silver shrub or small tree, up to 10m high. The flowers are small and on the top small branches, the males are small weeds and the females are also cones, with a dark ...

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Award Ceremony for Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019

AWARD CERMONY FOR PANCYPRIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS & COMPANIES AND PANCYPRIAN AWARDS GREEN CITIES & GREEN COMMUNITIES OF CYPRUS 2019   The Award Ceremony of the “Pancyprian Awards Green Cities & Green Communities of Cyprus” and the “Pancyprian Environmental Awards for Organizations & Companies” was held today, February 24, ...

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The species of February 2020

    Scientific name: Propomacrus cypriacus Family: Euchiridae       Description Propomacrus cypriacus is a large and impressive Coleoptera, a beetle, with a length of 40 mm and glowing black-brown colour. Features are the two pointed ends at the side of the chest and the very long, sawn, front legs [1,2,3]. ...

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The species of January 2020

  Name: Crocus Scientific name: Crocus hartmanianus Family: Iridaceae       Description Crocus hartmanianus is a perennial bulbous perch up to 15cm high. It has 3–4 leaves at the base of the plant, linear, obtuse, equal to or longer than the flower height at flowering, 1–1.5 mm wide, hairless. ...

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Species of December 2019

      Name: Narcissus Scientific name: Narcissus tazetta Family: Amaryllidaceae         “… in order the germinate seed to grow/…  and with red poppies, lilacs and Narcissus your sunken girls, …” says poet Andis Kanakis in an ode to the occupied land of Mesaoria in the poem Mesaritic Asma. Some ...

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Species of November 2019

  Name: Cyprus crested lark Scientific Name: Galerida Crisata Cypriaca Family: Larks (Alaudidae)       General Information’s Cyprus crested lark or as it is commonly called in Cyprus, Tsouroullos has the scientific name Galerida Crisata Cypriaca and is a very common winged resident of Cyprus. It is an endemic subspecies of Cyprus belonging ...

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Species of October 2019

Name: Arum Scientific Name: Arum sintenisii Family: Araceae     Description This plant is perennial, erect, tubular, with a height of up to 65 cm. It has a pleasant aroma and large leaf, measuring 8.5-25 x 5.5-27 cm, which grow directly from the basement tuber before flowering, towards the end ...

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Species of September 2019

Name: Bonelli’s eagle Scientific name: Hieraaetus fasciatus Family: Accipitridae       General information The Bonelli Eagle (Spezaetus) or as it is known in Cyprus, Perticosynchino is a rare eagle that lives permanently in Cyprus and has a special place among bird lovers. It’s Scientific name is Hieraaetus fasciatus. Description It is a ...

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Publication: Antibiotics in livestock: introducing in-service teachers to the nature of contemporary socio-scientific controversies

Eleni A. Kyza, Yiannis Georgiou, Andreas Hadjichambis and Andria Agesilaou Abstract: This article presents an experiential activity organised around a contemporary socio-scientific controversy about the use of antibiotics in livestock. Such controversies can help students develop skills to engage in evidence-based discussions about modern societal challenges. Even though the activity ...

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