The PEGASO Project is a large scale integrating project funded by the European Union within Specific Programme of FP7 Collaborative Projects. The main objective of PEGASO is to build on existing capacities and develop common novel approaches to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realms of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins in ways that are consistent with and relevant to the implementation of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean.
MEDCOAST is among 24 partners of the PEGASO consortium and one of its task is to implement one of the ten CASEs (seven in the Mediterrnean and three in the Black Sea) within the boundaries of the Dalyan-Köycegiz Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA).
The PEGASO CASE at Köycegiz-Dalyan SEPA, in addition to dealing with the important management issues of the area, aims to develop and illustrate the use of two important tools for ICM: (1) participation of main stakeholders and public; (2) indicators for monitoring the state of coastal environment and resources on one hand, and the process of coastal management on the other.
Dalyan-Köycegiz SEPA is a combination of fresh water lake, rivers, delta, lagoons, sandy beaches (spit), hills and sloping pine forests. The length of the sea coast is about 12 km. The area of SEPA is 461.5 km2. Tourism, fisheries and agriculture are the major economic activities in the SEPA. The main coastal issues in the area are water quality management, climate change impacts, nature conservation, management of habitats of endangered species, fishery management, management of recreational activities, urban spawl and boat traffic in the Delta. These issues are significant for productivity and sustainability of the economic sectors.
In The PEGASO CASE at Köycegiz-Dalyan SEPA, main objective is to contribute to progress of the ICZM in two ways by illustrating the approaches to cope with important coastal issues that are dealt in our case and illustrating two important tools for ICM, e.g. public participation and the use of indicators for monitoring the state of coastal environment and resources on one hand, and the process of coastal management on the other.
For detailed information see the Pegaso Project web site