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LAB SITE

Gyaros, GREECE

Diagnosis, support, and identification of solutions for new business models in Gyaros

Environmental description
Gyaros is a Cyclades unhabited remote island in process of establishing an MPA. The only building is an ancient prison. The island is one of the last breeding sites of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), counting the Cyclades population with 60 individuals only. Gyaros is a nesting site for several endangered bird species, such as: Bonelli eagle (Aquila fasciata), Mediterranean shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan), Eleanora’s falcon (Falco eleanorae)

 

blueseeds mission

BlueSeeds offers technical assistance to Gyaros stakeholders. The support was first focused on developing a business model to implement an innovative financing and managing system of the futur MPA. The work is currently focused on the development of economic activities in Gyaros. 

Main territorial challenges

blueseeds
intervention
EVALUATION
SUPPORT
SOLUTIONS

focus

MAIN
STAKEHOLDERS
WWF Hellas

DIAGNOSIS

Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of conservation measures in Gyaros

OCTOBER
Diagnosis and sustainability pathway
OCTOBER
  • Update of sustainability pathway
  • Identification of eco-touristic opportunities
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2018
June
  • Development of business models for Gyaros MPA
  • Trainings for MPA managers on business models
2019
  • WWF team trained in business models elaboration
  • Proposal for eco-touristic development
  • Case study during the 1st FLAG workshop about “MPAs and Socio-economic development”

Next steps

  • Technical assistance to WWF Hellas to design and implement sustainable financing solutions