Legal Framework

In 2002, 25 Bodies for the Management of Protected Areas were established in Greece according to Law No 3044/2002. Among these newly founded Bodies, the Management Body of Aenos National Park was established with the aim to protect and manage Aenos National Reserve. The Management Body is a non-profit Private Legal Entity, supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy and managed by a Board of Directors composed of 7 full and 7 alternative members and Dr George Drakatos, Seismologist, Research Director at National Observatory of Athens was assigned as the Chairman. Board of Directors' composition ensures the representation of central administration (Ministry), local entities at all levels (Province, Municipality), local production agencies, environmental non-governmental organizations and the scientific community.

The Management Body headquarters are established in Argostoli, Kefalonia, at the office of Environmental Information Center, in Koutavos.

In 2018, the territorial jurisdiction of the Management Body of Aenos National Park got increased by 5 extra sites of “Natura 2000” Network, according to Law No 4519 (GGI Α΄25/20.02.2018).

The Management Body of Aenos National Park covers a total area of about 58,000 acres comprising both Kefalonia and Ithaca Islands. In this area, the following 6 Protected Sites of “Natura 2000” Network are included:

A/A

Natura 2000 Character Code

Name of Site

 

1

GR2220001

KALON OROS KEFALONIAS

 (SCI/SAC)

2

GR2220002

ETHNIKOS DRYMOS AINOU

(SCI/SAC)

3

GR2220004

PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI APO ARGOSTOLI EOS VLACHATA (KEFALONIA) KAI ORMOS MOUNTA (SCI/SAC)

4

GR2220005

DYTIKES AKTES KEFALONIAS - STENO KEFALONIAS ITHAKIS - VOREIA ITHAKI (AKROTIRIA GERO GKOMPOS - DRAKOU PIDIMA - KENTRI - AG. IOANNIS) (SCI/SAC)

5

GR2220006

KEFALONIA: AINOS, AGIA DYNATI KAI KALON OROS (SPA)

6

GR2220007

THALASSIA ZONI APO ARGOSTOLI EOS ORMO MOUNTA (pSCI)

LEGISLATION – RULES

The Management Body of Aenos National Park legislative and regulatory framework includes the following:

Legal Framework:

  • Law No 2742/1999 for “Spatial planning and sustainable development and other legal provisions”.
  • Law No 3044/2002 for “Transfer Factor Building and arrangements of other matters under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Environment and Energy”.
  • Law No 3937/2011 for “Biodiversity Conservation and other legal provisions”.
  • Law No 4519/2018 for “Management Bodies of Protected Areas and other conditions”.
  • Law No 4685/2020 for “Modernization of environmental legislation, incorporation into Greek legislation of Directives 2018/844 and 2019/692 of the European Parliament and of the European Council and other provisions”.

Regulatory Framework:

  • Ministerial Decision (MD) No 126436/2464/26-6-2003 (GGI918/Β/4-7-2003). Establishment of Aenos National Park (MB) Board of Directors (1st).
  • MD No 27188/15-6-2005 (GGI999/B/18-7-2005). Management Body of Aenos National Park Financial Management Regulation.
  • MD No 866/7-1-2005 (GGI65/Β/21-1-2005). Rules and Regulations of the Management Body of Aenos National Park Board of Directors.
  • MD No 27180/15-6-2005 (GGI975/Β/13-7-2005). Rules and Regulations of the Management Body of Aenos National Park Services and Personnel.
  • MD No 28004/15-6-2005 (GGI999/Β/18-7-2005). Policy and Procedures for the execution of the Management Body of Aenos National Park project plans; assignment, monitoring and receiving of reports and services; supply, delivering and receipt of goods and material products, contracts execution and conclusion.
  • MD No 23602/5-6-2006 (GGI775/Β/26-6-2006). Composition structure of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body (2nd).
  • MD No 28501/21-12-2009 (GGI/ issue 538/29-12-2009). Composition structure of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body (3rd).
  • MD No 21555/15-6-2011 (GGI/ issue 193/16-6-2011). MD No 28501/21-12-2009 modification of the composition structure of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body.
  • MD No 29962/15-9-2011 (GGI/ issue 332/26-9-2011). Modification of MD 28501/21-12-2009 and MD 21555/15-6-2011, about the composition of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body.
  • MD No 47768/22-11-2011 (GGI/ issue 446/21-12-2011). Modification of MD 28501/21-12-2009 and MD 21555/15-6-2011, about the composition of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body.
  • MD No 20116/ 2787 (GGI/ 114 issue/ 7.3.2019); composition of the Board of Directors of Aenos National Park Management Body (4rth).

International & European Legal Framework

  • Wild Birds Conservation Directive 79/409/EU. Protection of migratory and non-migratory Avifauna and related habitats in the European Area. Harmonization of the Greek Legislation to Directive 79/409/EU by the Joint Ministerial Decisions 414985/29-11-1985 (GGI 757/B/18-12-1985), 366599/16-12-1996 (GGI 1188/B/31-12-1996) and 294283/23-12-1997 (GGI 68/B/4-2-1998).
  • Natural Habitats and Wild Flora and Fauna Conservation Directive 92/43/EU. Protection of the European Biological Diversity by creation of “Natura 2000” Network of Special Protection Areas (SPA). Harmonization of the Greek Legislation to Directive 92/43/EU by the Joint Ministerial Decision 33318/3028/11-12-1998 (GGI 1289/B/28-12-1998).
  • Rio de Janeiro Convention on Conservation of Biological Diversity signed in 1992. Harmonization of the Greek Legislation to the Convention by Law No 2204/1994 (GGI 59/A/15-4-1994).
  • Bonn Convention on the “Preservation of Migratory Species, of Wild Animals", ratified by Law No 2719/1999 (GGI 106/A/26-5-1999).
  • Bern Convention on “the Preservation of Wildlife and the Natural Environment in Europe." It was signed in 1979, came into force in 1982 and ratified in Greece by Law No 1335/1983 (GGI 32/A/13-3-1983).
  • Washington- CITES Convention "for International Trade of Wild Flora and Fauna species". The Convention was signed in 1973 and ratified by Law No 2055/1992 (GGI 105/A/30-6-1992).