The Environmental Studies Centre (E.S.C.) has been running since 1995 for the purpose of supplying practical Environmental Education, and now welcomes about 3.500 students a year from the schools and universities of Cyprus, Western Europe and the Middle East. The great diversity of plant and animal life in the region where the ESC is situated makes it an ideal place in which to study the natural environment. This means we can offer a wide choice of educational programmes, e.g. forest and freshwater ecology, landscape processes, and the impact of tourist development on the environment etc. The programmes are designed to meet the specific needs of each group of students visiting us.