A two day event in Ano Asites village for the protected natural areas
LIFE Natura2000Value Crete, in collaboration with the Cultural and Folklore Association of Ano Asites village, organized a two day event (July, 27 and 28, 2018) on the protected natural areas and the ecosystem services they offer.
On Friday 27, the project documentary was shown on the hall of the Cultural and Folklore Association, followed by a presentation on the Natura 2000 network areas and their ecosystem services. A long discussion with many questions and remarks from the audience followed. On the next morning (Saturday 28), in Ai Giannis square, the village children enjoyed the project floor game, before moving to Agios Antonios gorge for the release to the wild of two rehabilitated griffon vultures and two buzzards.
Open event: “Natural Environment and Conservation of Chrysi island”
On the 26th of April, 2018, at the onset of the new tourist season, an open event on the “Natural Environment and Conservation of Chrysi island” took place at the Exhibition of Natural History Museum of Crete - University of Crete (Sofokli Venizelou Av., Iraklion).
The whole Chrysi island (also known as Gaidouronisi) has been designated as a NATURA2000 area, since it hosts a wide range of protected habitat types and flora & fauna species. Thanks to its natural beauty, it is a top destination for the inhabitants and visitors of Crete. Unfortunately, its touristic exploitation is out of control, despite the fact than clear management strategy and practices have been suggested by NHMC.
The program of the event:
18.00-18.30: View of the LIFE Natura2000Value Crete documentary «Natura 2000: Life for all»
18.30-19.00: "NATURA2000 network and the Natural Environment of Chrysi island"- Panagiotis Georgiakakis, NHMC
19.00-19.30: "Special Environmental Study of the Island of Chrysi: What has to be done this summer period" – Michalis Dretakis, ΜΦΙΚ
Event for the World Mountain Day (December 11) in the exhibition of NHMC
An open event for the celebration of the World Mountain Day took place in Decemer 11, 2017, in the exhibition of the Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) and was organized by the project LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete and the Mountaineering Club of Heraklion (MCH).
Open Event for the NATURA 2000 Network and Release of Wildlife in Gonies Pediados (Sunday, November 19, 2017)
Under the framework of the LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete Program, the University Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Gonies Pediados and the Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife, "ANIMA", organized an Open Event for the Protected Areas included in NATURA 2000 Network.
News Release: Celebration of EuroBirdwatch16 at "Fragma Potamon", Municipality of Amari
EuroBirdwatch16 was celebrated by the project ‘’LIFE Natura2000Value Crete’’ (University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete, NHMC), in collaboration with ANIMA (Hellenic wildlife care association), the tour operator "Greentour" and the Cultural Associations of Patsos, Voleones and Pantanassa, with the support of the Municipality of Amari. The event took place on Sunday, the 2nd of October at the location "Fragma Potamon", Municipality of Amari.
News Release: Celebration of the Pan-European Day for the NATURA 2000 Network in Axos village, Mylopotamos
The 21st of May is dedicated to the NATURA 2000 Network by the European Union. ''LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete'' celebrated that day organising an event in Axos village, Mylopotamos, in collaboration with ANIMA (Hellenic wildlife care association) and the Cultural Association of Axos – Livada, on Sunday 29th of May. The highlight of the event was the release of 5 wild raptors (Gyps fulvus) in the local gorge.