Our Role

The Management Body of Rodopi Mountain-Range National Park was established according to the Law 3044/2002 in implementation of the laws 1650/1986 and 2742/1999.

 

About the Management Body of Rodopi Mountain Range National Park

The Management Body of Rodopi Mountain-Range is a legal entity of the private sector and it belongs to the Ministry of Environment & Energy (M.E.E.). The Management Body of RMNP is managed by a Board of Directors of eleven (11) members who are special scientists and representatives of local entities (local government, civil services, production agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations etc.) which are activated inside RMNP

The purpose of the establishment of the Management Body of RMNP is the sustainable development and management of the Rodopi Mountain-Range National Park (RMNP), according to the Greek law. The headquarters of the MBRMNP is placed in the village Mesochori of Paranesti Municipality of Drama Prefecture.

 

Territory of the Management Body of Rodopi Mountain Range National Park

The territory of the Management Body of RMNP was defined by its establishment ‘s law (3044/2002)  which coincides with the boundaries of the National Park of the Rodopi Mountain-Range National Park according to the ministry decision 40379/2009 (Government Gazette 445 D΄/02-10-2009) and the boundaries of five extra areas of the Natoura 2000 Network by the codes GR1260009, GR1150011, GR1260004, GR1150005 and GR1260005 (4519/2018).

 

Objectives of the Management Body of Rodopi Mountain Range National Park

The main objectives of the Management Body’s project are the protection, management and promotion of the Rodopi Mountain-Range National Park. To achieve these goals, a series of legislative, financial and administrative measures are necessary to be taken, in order to be the base of a series of positive actions and interventions, towards the direction of sustainable development and hence to the harmonic coexistence between the environment and human activities.

All these could be achieved by:

  • raising awareness and motivation of the stakeholders of the area
  • attracting visitors and promoting and highlighting the values of the protected area.
  • attracting scientists  and developing partnerships with research centers, university  foundations and non-governmental organizations.