The Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre (or EKBY by its Greek initials) has its roots in the Goulandris Natural History Museum. The objective of EKBY is to promote the sustainable management of renewable natural resources in Greece and other areas of the Mediterranean basin and Europe. EKBY generates knowledge, performs monitoring and develops documented proposals for policies and measures. It supports sustainable management of protected areas. It raises public awareness and it promotes environmental education and training. It participates in European networks and in supranational initiatives for the conservation of nature. EKBY maintains updated archives of information on the natural environment and protected areas of Greece, including geospatial data, and disseminates knowledge using modern technology.


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The Digital Repository of the Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre (EKBY) is a web information system that contains EKBY’s digital literary production. The Collection of EKBY includes Books, Environmental Studies, Reports, Audiovisual material, Environmental Education Packages, Posters, Leaflets, Photos, Maps, and issues of EKBY’s Newsletter “AMPHIBION”. The collection covers the themes of biodiversity, wetlands, forests, protected areas and water ecosystems. It is addressed to biologists, foresters, agronomists, and other environmental scientists, let them be public servants, researchers or free lancers, to teachers and students, as well as to a wider audience that has an interest in conservation, management and restoration of natural resources. The repository was developed as an outcome of Project “Development of a Web Portal for the diffusion of information for biodiversity and nature of Greece”, which was financed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, in the framework of the Operational Programme "Digital Convergence" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for period 2007-2013.

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