Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
Cyprus states that several national and international plans or programmes have integrated objectives related to the 2010 target, such as the National Forest Programme, the Rural Development scheme, and the EU Habitats and Birds Directives. The Natura 2000 Network comprises sites of interest in regard to marine and coastal biodiversity, dry and subhumid land biodiversity, forest biodiversity and mountain biodiversity. Conservation programs exist for such species as the endemic grass-snake, the monk seal, and species of marine turtle and dolphin. Other specific activities with respect to the 2010 target include an in-situ conservation programme for local cow and local sheep species.
Initiatives in Protected Areas
The Third National Report confirms that measures have been elaborated and activities have been undertaken regarding this issue. Several sites are included in the Natura 2000 Network and the list of Ramsar sites.