Welcome to the new website of the Laona Foundation

Welcome to the new website of the Laona Foundation

Καλωσορίσατε στον Ιστότοπο μας - Hoşgeldiniz
Since 1992 the Laona Foundation has carried out its activities, offering guidance and support to the people of Laona. Concurrently, at the request of other communities outside Laona, it has broadened the scope of its activities to cover all areas of Cyprus and even overseas (e.g. Greece, Nepal, Near East).
Laona Foundation is a private non-profit-making organisation registered under Cyprus Law, established on the early 1990’s to implement the Laona Project, a US$1m. rural regeneration and ecotourism project, in western Paphos (Cyprus), which was completed in 1994.
The Foundation cooperates with other NGOs from Cyprus and abroad. Since 2003, the Laona Foundation has taken an increasing interest in issues of landscape and participates as an observer in the meetings of the Landscape Convention, Council of Europe. It is also a member of Civilscape and ITLA (the International Terraced Landscapes Alliance)

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Architect-Conservationist Sevina Floridou, at the recent World Congress of ITLA (International Alliance of Terraced Landscapes) in the Canaries, where she represented the Laona Foundation. She is seen here addressing the meeting on the value of stone terraces as part of a territorial water management plan. (March 2019)

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Our Executive Director, Dr Artemis Yiordamli is awarded for her life services to the environment by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr. Costas Kadis. (January 2019)

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Meeting with ten village communities of Eastern Paphos, held at Salamiou village to discuss government’s decisions regarding the development of Cypriot mountainous areas (April 2019).

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Bi-communal visit to abandon mine of South Mathiatis organizsed by Laona Foundation, Lefka Environmental Society and Civic Space (12/05/2019)

Since 1994 the Laona Foundation has continued its activities, offering guidance and support to the people of Laona.
Concurrently, at the request of other communities outside Laona, it has broadened the scope of its activities to cover all areas of Cyprus and even overseas (e.g. Greece, Nepal, Near East).
Laona Foundation is a private non-profit-making organisation registered under Cyprus Law, established on the early 1990’s to implement the Laona Project, a US$1m. Rural regeneration and ecotourism project in western Paphos (Cyprus), which was completed in 1994.
The Foundation cooperates with other NGOs including Terra Cypria – the Cyprus Conservation Foundation – with which it shared premises and staff up until 2018.
Since 2003, the Laona Foundation has taken an increasing interest in issues of landscape and participates as an observer in the meetings of the Landscape Convention, Council of Europe. It is also a member of Civilscape and ITLA (the International Terraced Landscapes Alliance)

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Laona Foundation is a private non-profit-making organisation registered under Cyprus Law, established on the early 1990’s to implement the Laona Project, a US$1m. Rural regeneration and ecotourism project in western Paphos (Cyprus), which was completed in 1994.
Concurrently, at the request of other communities outside Laona, it has broadened the scope of its activities to cover all areas of Cyprus and even overseas (e.g. Greece, Nepal, Near East).
Since 2003, the Laona Foundation has taken an increasing interest in issues of landscape and participates as an observer in the meetings of the Landscape Convention, Council of Europe. It is also a member of Civilscape and ITLA (the International Terraced Landscapes Alliance)
The Foundation cooperates with other NGOs including Terra Cypria – the Cyprus Conservation Foundation – with which it shared premises and staff up until 2018.
Since 1994 the Laona Foundation has continued its activities, offering guidance and support to the people of Laona.

About Us

Both the Laona Foundation and Terra Cypria- the Cyprus Conservation Foundation, started as initiatives of Adrian Akers-Douglas, a British expatriate who settled in Cyprus in 1973 and within a few years founded his first NGO, the Cyprus branch of Friends of the Earth..

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Address: Corner of Ag. Andreou, Coumandarias and Genethliou Mitella Street, Limassol 3140

Postal address: P.O.Box 50257, 3602 Limassol

Tel: +357 25358632

Fax: +357 25352657

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Web: www.laona.org