The Olympus National Park Management Agency is financed by the Operational Program “Environment”, Measure 8.1 «Protection and Management of Biotope - Habitats, Protection of species and Areas of particular Natural Beauty ».
The program entitled « Management Agency Operations - Management of the Protected Area of Olympus National Park» has a budget of 557.217,52 € and duration from 3-3-2004 to 31-12-2008.
The Program objectives are: the environmental awareness of the public, a monitoring Programme regarding the conservation status of the Area and the drawing of a Management Plan of the Protected Area.
More specifically the following sub-projects are implemented:
START UP OF THE OLYMPUS NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
It concerns in the original operation (start up) of the Olympus National Park Management Agency.
In its area of responsibility are included two Prefectures (Pieria, Larisa) and 6 Municipalities (Litochoro, Dion, Anatolikos Olympus, Olympus, Petra and Karya).
In order that the Management Agency operates properly and effective some temporary staff (scientific, technical, administrative staff and partners) and operational costs are required.
MONITORING CONSERVATION STATUS IN «Olympus National Park».
Its subject is the completion of the monitoring program of the conservation status of the protected area «Olympus National Park », which includes the systematic recording and monitoring of wildlife. The species used as indicators are the avifauna and the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra).
GUARDING PROGRAM IN THE AREA «Olympus National Park».
(It is incorporated in Sub-Project 1).
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS RAISING ACTIONS AT «Olympus National Park».
The Sub-Project relates to the actions of environmental awareness mostly regarding the visitors, local authorities and residents of the « Olympus National Park» Area. Its main goal is to make them realise that natural environment preserve and sustainable development of the «Park» is a crucial matter that concerns all of us.
THE DRAWING UP OF A SPECIAL MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR «Olympus National Park».
The Sub-Project concerns the drawing of the Special Management Plan of the Area «Olympus National Park», in accordance with Article 16, Law 2742/1999, on the management of natural environment, flora - types of habitats, fauna, avifauna, visitors, vegetation zones and forest ecosystem management measures.