Status: A National Report concerning the implementation of ICZM in Cyprus (see below) was submitted to the European Commission on 7 April 2006. A National ICZM Strategy is in the process of development. Even though there is no specific ICZM legislation, Cyprus has a well-developed planning legislation through which it exercises regulatory controls and pays attention to the coastal area. Coastal resources are currently managed through parallel policies and legislation. Cyprus has initiated as common project (CAMP Cyprus) with the Priority Actions Programme, Regional Activity Centre of the Mediterranean Action Plan (Barcelona Convention), the results of which are expected to lead to the formulation of a National ICZM Strategy.

Reporting Institution
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (MANRE)
Environment Service