Environmental Pillars for Sustainable Management System in Ancient Olympia
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 206-211
Received: Sep. 2, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 13, 2015; Published: Nov. 13, 2015
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Authors
A. G. Stergiadou, Institute of Forest Engineering and Topography, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
V. Drosos, Department of Forestry and Management of Natural Recourses, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece
A. K. Douka, Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Abstract
Sustainability and Environmental friendly management are meanings which were known since the beginning of ages; but were established by the UNEP in 1972 throughout the celebration of the World Environment Day (WED) every year on 5 June; in order to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. The aim of this paper is to give a chronological series of changes at the unique place of Ancient Olympia, in order to show how nature was before and after the wild fire of Peloponnese at Southern Greece. As foresters and environmentalists we proposed some environmental friendly measures as a systematic treatment of the areas’ sustainable management after a wild fire. The post-fire management of Kronius hill and a new plantation based on the existing species with the synergy of natural reforestation gave marvelous solutions after a decade. A series of technical works and protective measures against erosion are suggested in order to achieve the effective development of the area.
Keywords
Environmental Pillars, Sustainable Management, Post-Fire Measurements, Reforestation, Ancient Olympia
To cite this article
A. G. Stergiadou, V. Drosos, A. K. Douka, Environmental Pillars for Sustainable Management System in Ancient Olympia, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 206-211. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150406.11
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