Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Environmental Studies Centre

P.O. Box 74

Kritou Terra 8724





Type:  Field Centre   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The Environmental Studies Centre (ESC) is located in a restored primary school in the village of Kritou Terra, which is on the Laona plateau within the proposed Akamas National Park at the western tip of the island of Cyprus.

The Cyprus ESC is the first and probably the only centre for practical environmental education or "field studies" on the island of Cyprus. Groups of students of all ages come to study ecology, geography, tourism and other environmental subjects appropriate to the area, following programmes from 1 to 10 days in length. Course programmes are designed to meet the needs of individual groups, based always on the principle that there is no better classroom to learn about nature and the landscape than the countryside itself.

The ESC represents the main educational activity of the Terra Cypria, a registered charity concerned with raising environmental awareness throughout Cypriot Society.