project objective is the rehabilitation of coppice
Hungarian oak (Quercus
ilex) forests to high forests. The project was implemented
by the Holy Community of Mount
Athos (Beneficiary) in cooperation with the Greek
Biotope / Wetland Centre which, as partner, has the
scientific coordination of the project. Its duration was from 2003
to 2006 and its budget is 1,942,000 €.
forests cover more than 5,621 ha from sea level to 1,100 m mainly
in the eastern part of Athos peninsula.
forests cover more than 1,014 ha from 100 m a.s.l.
to 1,400 m mainly in the eastern part of Athos peninsula. The oak
forests will be rehabilitated through selective-inversion
thinnings an ecologically sound method for Mount Athos.