Zoning protection models and eco-development areas of Karla, Trikala and the Sporades Islands in Thessaly, Greece
The E.U. Directive of 92/43 on habitat aims to contribute to the conservation/preservation of biodiversity through the maintenance of habitats and species of wild fauna and flora. Preservation is achieved via the 'Natura 2000' network, so that the protection of natural biotopes and of the species in the 'European area of Concern' (E.C.) is ensured. A similar study was drawn up for the region of 'Karla' (Mavrovouni - Karla - Kefalovriso), the 'Alonnissos marine park of the Northern Sporades', 'Trikala' (Aspropotamos, Mount Kerketio or Koziakas, the Antihasia Mountains-Meteora) and some other areas of less importance, in Thessaly, Greece. Moreover, the 'Natura 2000' network also includes 'Special Protected Areas' (SPA) which are determined according to the 79/409/EOK directive on ornithofauna. Briefly, the present paper is a contribution to the application of E.U. environmental programs and the emerging management protection problems in Thessaly, Greece and especially one application of some protection of delimitation-zoning models recorded, with examination of novel control policies. Should this be achieved by the protection concept or by the enlargement of zone protection areas. © 2007 WIT Press.