The Gaia Foundation
coastal zone management
The Gaia Foundation exists to protect
environment and promote sustainable living. It was formed in June, 1994
To promote and
implement ways through which human beings can interact meaningfully with their
environment without denying future generations their right to do the same.
The focus of Project Gaia
is the integrated management of specially protected coastal zone areas in the
Maltese Islands. In August 1996 the foundation entered into a contract with
the Environment Protection Department to manage the Ghajn Tuffieha coastal
area. This was renewed in 1998 and again in 2004. It was followed by a management contract for ir-Ramla in
Gozo, endorsed by the Department in December 2000. The main objectives
set to be achieved by the foundation are:
to understand and find ways to
protect the ecology of the managed sites
to restore the environmental and
cultural aspects of the sites
to enhance visitors' enjoyment of
to inform and educate the public on
the concept of sustainability, and
to provide a prototype for similar projects.
Between 2000 & 2003, Project Gaia has been part of the EU Life programme, co-funded by DG Environment (EU) and
the Ministry for the Environment (
and sponsored by the Bank of Valletta.
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