Pafilia Property Developers confirms once again its environmental sensitivity and culture, offering an annual sponsorship of 12,000 euros to the Environmental Information Centre of Episkopi. This sponsorship is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme and aims to strengthen the Centre’s activities and operations.
The Chairman of the Community Council of Episkopi, Mr Charalambos Charalambous and the Director of the Environmental Information Centre of Episkopi, Mr Andreas Chrysanthou received the contribution by Pafilia’s Executive Director, Mr Dimitris Assiotis, at a special event held at Minthis Resort.
During the event, Mr Assiotis expressed his appreciation for the valuable work done by the Centre, noting that the sponsorship is offered in recognition and support for this project. Pafilia added that Mr Assiotis is an integral part of the community and through his Corporate Social Responsibility programme he contributes over time to actions that shape environmentally responsible citizens and highlight the protection of the natural environment and the natural beauty of the area.
Pafilia’s financial support to Episkopi’s Environmental Information Centre ensures its continuation, said the Chairman of the Community Council of Episkopi, Charalambos Charalambous, underlining that this is an excellent project and an attraction point for thousands of local and foreign visitors who want to experience the rich biodiversity of the area and also enjoy the hospitality of the village.
The Chairman of the Society of Friends of Episkopi’s EIC, Christakis Christodoulou, pointed out that such initiatives contribute to efforts to cultivate and transmit environmental and ecological awareness to the wider society and stressed that Pafilia’s long-term support to the centre is a corporate social responsibility act that demonstrates the environmental orientation of the company.
Episkopi’s Environmental Information Centre is located at the entrance of the village of Episkopi which is built amphitheatrically on the southwest slope of the beautiful valley of Ezousa, which thanks to its great ecological value, has been included in the European network of protected areas NATURA 2000. The aim of the Centre is to highlight, promote and protect the ecological and cultural characteristics of the valley, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the area.
In the valley of Ezousa visitors can observe 12 different types of habitats, 150 species of birds, mammals, many species of flora and the “Meteora of Cyprus”, the largest monolithic volume of the island. The visit to the Centre is a unique experience. The scientific staff offers a guided tour of the exhibits and dioramas, which includes embalmed animals and birds, high quality photographic material, insects and geology exhibits from the area.