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Cultural Association "Skiathos" 


paranomh ylotomiaWe are protecting the forests of Skiathos from illegal logging. Actions of the Cultural Association "Skiathos" for the protection of forests, following last year's action.

Since 1977, the Presidential Decree 06.13.1977 (Official Gazette 248 D/I977), forests of Skiathos are classified as "Aesthetic Forests". According to LD 996/71 (Article 3, paragraph 2), aesthetic forests may be declared or forest landscapes have such great style, health and tourism importance as to require the protection of fauna and flora and their outstanding natural beauty. Aesthetic Forests have been established under the forest law and forest landscapes include a particular aesthetic and ecological interest, which have purposes other than the protection of nature, and to give the public the opportunity to experience and enjoy the natural environment with various activities recreation. As Aesthetic Forests designated 19 locations, with a total area of ​​325 sq. km. . According to the digitized boundaries, the total land area of Aesthetic Forests corresponds to 0.24% of the territory.

Regarding Aesthetic Forests Skiathos (woodland covered with Aleppo pine and evergreen broadleaf and wonderful forest Koukounarion), is a unique case in our country, since it is the only island which forests are classified as aesthetically with a total area of ​​30 sq. km., the second largest after the forest complex Ossa (169 sq. km.). The total area of Aesthetic Forests of the island is 30 square kilometers. informs us the following website http://www.biodiversity.gr/maps.php?recordID=16, while the total area of the island is 48 square kilometers.

Protecting forests Skiathos from illegal logging:


  • When you see illegal interventions in the natural environment and illegal logging, inform the Forest Service. A phone at 6974305733 necessary.
  • Informed, participate and benefit from (provision of timber) from cleanings Hood Forest Service.
  • We buy all our firewood from legal loggers. 
  • We ask all necessary documents proving the origin of the timber and the quantity purchased. 





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