This individual thesis was carried out to enhance the management agency of (NMPZ) National Marine Park of Zakynthos regarding the installation facilities of work agency for the protection and management of natural environmental reproduction of sea turtle Caretta Carretta in Zakynthos. The proposed project has main aim to attract visitors into the area of the park but also for the protection and maintenance of the natural environment.
The project begins with the research of the protected area of NMPZ in master level plan however has been made also suggestions in the smaller scale , for protected nesting beaches of sea turtle Caretta Caretta. Initially has searched the restrictions and the rules by the NMPZ and which are the specific environmental characteristics in the protected beaches. In the summer time, limited the human activity on the turnout of the park from land and water and land use which made by residents or visitors. The proposals oriented the environment in order to protect the natural environment and facilitate of visitors.
After consideration the needs of the Park emerged the idea of the ECZ Environmental Centre of Zakynthos that will operate as Management Organization, Research/Education Centre, Virtual Museum and Centre for informing the visitors. The purpose of the Centre is to build a network of function for integrated management through a new environmental and social approach, better operation of the Park and rational visitor’s information about the environment. The main topic of Environmental Center of Zakynthos will be the Digital Museum, which will operate and maintenance through a digital link with the parks in order the visitors gain an overview of the park habitat and the less desire to live and use the Park.
The criteria of selecting of the particular area that will host the building of ECZ, has made ecotourism criteria also has been selected a location with an easy access from all parts of the Island and easy access by the sea. The area is the center of the Coastal zone, specifically on port and it is coming assimilate with the rest of the Port operation. The location of the building in a seafront port is not treated as a block or a plot with boundaries but as building with a courtyard port.