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Title of the project

Training of volunteer hunters as volunteer firefighters

Description

Training of 40 volunteer hunters as volunteer firefighters this year.
After the training in May 2017, a ceremony took place at the headquarters of the special fire brigade on the 31/08/2017 where Nikos Anastasiades, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Head of the Cyprus Fire Brigade, Markos Trangolas, handed the diplomas to volunteer hunters.
The ceremony was organized by the Cyprus Federation of Hunting and went live in all TV Chanels in Cyprus.
A month after the fire-fighting body of the volunteer hunters took part in a large fire extinguishing in the province of Larnaca with absolute success.
In 2018, training will continue with 80 volunteer hunters.

Location

Country Cyprus
Level Regional
Municipalities involved Larnaca, Meneou, Tersefanou, Alethriko, Kalo Chorio, Leivadia
Province(s) Larnaca
Region Larnaca

Starting date

2017

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Island, Mountains

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area, National protected area, Hunting reserve

Species

Species Caracteristics Not applicable
Species Type Not applicable

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)

Partners

Leading partners Head of the Cyprus Fire Brigade

Estimation of Human Resources needed

For the first year we start with the training of 40 volunteer hunters as volunteer firefighters.

Publication(s)

National Newspapers

Weblinks

Sigmalive.com, Philnews.com