We love to spend time outdoors and enjoy our island’s unique landscapes. But when we encounter cases of degraded habitats, we want to contribute to their restoration as much as we can. Such an opportunity arose recently with Agia Napa’s rocky coastline.
Along the active group of Wildside Cyprus, members of Nireas Triathlon club and friends of the Cyprus Environment Foundation (CEF), a small team of volunteers was organized to clean-up a segment of the rocky coastline between Glyki Nero beach and the love bridge in Agia Napa. The clean-up event was supported by the Municipality of Agia Napa and was part of the Let’s Do It Cyprus 2023 cleaning campaign.
On Saturday 23rd of September, a team of 11 volunteers with coasteering gear and with the support of one kayak and one boat, targeted all accessible litter in the area managing to collect a total of 104 kilos of garbage. All waste collected was separated into recyclable and general waste and was collected and disposed properly by the local Municipality of Agia Napa.
Worthy of noting that the area hosts some of the few sea caves on the island appropriate to host the most endangered mammal in the Mediterranean, the Monk Seal (Monachus monachus).
The CEF is grateful for the support of friends and enthusiastic volunteers as well as the excellent collaboration with the local authorities in an effort to make our coastlines a better place for the important local species in the area and the visitors who enjoy its beauties.