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in the Sovereign Base Areas Cyprus from the
website of the Ministry of Defence in Cyprus.
Training and Research Programme Steering Group
SBA Cyprus is a member of the Training and Research Programme Steering
Group which drives the direction of the OT Training and
Research Priorities 2011
JNCC asks the OTs and CDs for information about their top 3
research priorities each year (via members of the OT and CD Training and Research Programme
Steering Group. These priorities are used to inform a number of
funding decisions including the JNCC
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to
attend environmental training courses.
JNCC has supported 5-7 people from the SBA
Cyprus Environment Department to attend a 2 training
courses on practical turtle conservation in June and August
Estimation of the breeding successof Eleonora's falcon
(Falco eleonorae) in Cyprus
This project aims at estimating the breeding success of
Eleonora’s falcon within the British Sovereign Bases Areas of
Cyprus. The estimation will be undertaken during the 2013 breeding
season. To have a complete estimate of breeding success, counts
will include all the stages of breeding i.e. breeding pairs, number
of eggs laid and hatched, and number of nestlings fledged.
Acacia Control Project
In 2010, for the International Year of Biodiversity, the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has
funded a series of invasive species projects across the UK Overseas
Territories. This has been coordinated by the Joint Nature
Conservation Committee. Project activities on Sovereign Base
Cyprus focussed on the Mapping distribution of Acacia in SBAs,
planning and implementing removal programme.