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WCC 2012 Res 057 - Activity Report

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In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Field activitiesPlanning and mapping of the restoration of in-activity mining site (Skouriotissa), then annual field restoration community activities (notably for the planting of vegetation). - making sure that the final plans mark a net gain in the diversity of landscape and ecosystem services -notably with wetlands and cultivated areas- (quantities and quality) in addition to "base" restoration. - making sure that species selected are native or non-invasive long-term adapted; around 15-20% of endemic. - in addition to purely natural areas, restoration includes potential economic activities (tourism, food, motocross, farming), waste treatment, museums, green spaces/gardens/plant reserve, trekking and walking trails... - use both of local techniques and innovation for the methodologies for planting and preserving. - control of various invasive species that were commonly used in Cyprus for reforestation, ornamentation and cultivation a long time -but not any more for over 10 years-.On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Report for 2017 and 2018
Most elements were progressing well, but for the end of 2018 economic difficulties for the mining company made things slower but still ongoing.
Very important rate of surviving for new vegetation (probably over 80 %) in particularly difficult environments.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
economic difficulties for the tender of the mine, some social and political contests (because it is a "mine", although the main activity is focused on the treatment of old excavated materials making them less polluting and stabilizing the fields) making the financing more difficult and giving security issues. also issues with erosion (mostly rains).
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Field activitiesStill many years of work are needed. Notably in order to have aging curves for plants, it must not be done all at once.