This study contributes to the formulation of realistic proposals in the environmental sector in the direction of recommending the specific measures which ought to be taken in order to provide effective protection for the Amvrakikos Gulf eco-system, with an emphasis on the most ecologically sensitive aspects of the problems.
The proposals take into consideration social needs and the requirements related to development of the area. It is proposed that exploitation of the area's natural resources will only take place on condition that the ecological and structural components of the system are not affected.
The central criterion in documenting the development and protection options is the search for the potential of long-term development of the natural resources rather than short-term over-exploitation which destroys the environment.
Following the completion of Phase A , Phase B consisting of a more specific approach to the issues, that commissioned from the same team as: