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SPECIAL SECRETARIAT FOR FORESTS

 

The Special Secretariat for Forests was established by a Common Ministerial Decision (Greek Government Gazette Issue 855/B/18-06-2010) as an Integrated Administrative Sector of Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change and it is the administrative body for the development, protection and management of the country’s public forests as well as the superintendence of private forests on policy and technical issues.
In particular, the Secretariat’ s main aims include the shaping of forest policy, the compilation of long-term forest development programs, tracking the scientific and technological advances on forest management, monitoring and support of research projects and the promotion of the country’s cooperation with the E.U., third countries and International Organizations.
Furthermore, under the Special Secretariat for Forests operate -as corporate bodies- Special Councils such as the Council of Forest Ownership Revision, the Technical Council for Forests and the Regional Councils for Forest Ownership.

The competent authorities for the enforcement and implementation of the directions and guidance and generally the forest policy implementation -drawn up by the Special Secretariat for Forests- as well as the implementation of the regional programs and studies are the Regional Forest Services that administratively belong to the respective Regions (of the Country).
 
The Special Secretariat comprises the following directorates:

  • Directorate of Forest Resources Development
  • Directorate of Forest and Forest Environment Management
  • Directorate of Forest and Forest Environment Protection
  • Directorate of Aesthetic Forests, National Parks and Game Management
  • Directorate of Reforestations and Watershed Management
  • Directorate of Forest Maps

Contact
Special Secretariat for Forests
Halkokondili 31 str.
104 32 Athens
Tel:  +30 210 212 4616

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