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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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The species of October 2017

  Name: Golden Oak Scientific name: Quercus alnifolia Family: Fagaceae       Description It is a small evergreen tree or a tall multi-branched bush of up to 10 m. The upper leaf surface is deep green and glossy, while the lower surface is covered by a dense golden coat ...

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International Days for the Environment

January 5: World Bird Day February 2: World Wetlands Day March 14: World Day of Action for Rivers March 20: International Earth Day March 21: World Forestry Day March 22: World Water Day March 23: World Meteorological Day March 26: Earth Hour April 16: International Day Against Noise April 22: ...

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The species of September 2017

  Name:  Tree frog Scientific name: Hyla savignyi Family:  Hylidae                                                                                 ...

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The species of August 2017

  Common name:  Pinguicula Scientific name: Pinguicula crystallina Family:  Lentibulariaceae                                     Description It is a perennial herb of 4-15 cm height with yellowish white flowers that end in violet lobes and the flowering ...

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The Species of July 2017

  Name: Cyprus whip snake  Scientific name: Heirophis (Coluber) cypriensis Family: Colubridae                                   Description The Cyprus whip snake has the scientific name the Cypriot Hierophis and until recently it was known with the name the Cypriot Columber. ...

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CYCERE Calendar 2017

The Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CYCERE) has published the 2017 Calendar including photographic material and scientific information on the Wetlands of Cyprus.  The photographs included derive from the photography competition announced by CYCERE in collaboration with the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol Branch) themed: “The Wetlands of Cyprus”. ...

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1st Pancyprian Student Conference “Young Researchers for the Environment”

The 1st Pancyprian Student Conference “Young Researchers on the Environment”, organized by the Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education of the Cyprus Bishopry of Limassol, was successfully held. The conference was held at the Seminar Hall of the Holy Bishopry of Limassol on Saturday, May 27, 9:00 – 13:00. ...

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The species of June 2017

Name: Melissaki (little bee) Scientific name: Ophrys kotschyi Family:  Orchidaceae                                          Description Perennial, upright, 10-30cm tall, with 3-6 leaves. Inflorescence 3-10 flowers, in a spiral arrangement at the top of the ...

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