News Release: European day for the NATURA 2000 Network and the LIFE's 25th Anniversary
Τhe University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC – NHMC), Coordinating Beneficiary of the projects LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete (LIFE13 INF/GR/000188) and LIFE Natura Themis (LIFE14/GIE/GR/000026), in cooperation with its Associated Beneficiaries, the Management Body of the Samaria National Park (the only Management Body of a protected area existing in Crete) and the Hellenic Wildlife Care Association ANIMA, will celebrate the European day for the NATURA 2000 Network and the LIFE's 25th Anniversary, on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
The event, which is entitled: “EUROPEAN DAY FOR NATURA 2000 NETWORK IN CRETE”, will take place in the plateau of Omalos (protected area of the NATURA 2000 Network in Lefka Ori, Crete, Greece) and includes the following actions: a) release of wild birds, b) demonstration by the Cretan Canine Team Against Poisoned Baits (an action under the “Innovative Actions Against Poisoned Baits – After-LIFE project” that NHMC implements), c) documentary screening about the ecosystem services and photo exhibition with photos of Cretan landscapes and Cretan NATURA 2000 sites (produced by the LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete project), and d) creative activities for children.
LIFE Platform Meeting on Ecosystem Services
Ecosystems provide countless and essential benefits for humanity, such as food, clean water and clean air. Assigning financial values to ecosystem services - and incorporating them into land management and decision-making process concerning conservation issues - can complement traditional approaches to the prevention of biodiversity loss.
The European Commission’s LIFE Programme unit and the Baltic Environmental Forum, with the support of the Neemo EEIG External Team, are organising a LIFE platform meeting on ecosystem services in Tallinn (Estonia) on 10-12 May 2017 that will showcase a variety of restoration techniques, innovative approaches to the improvement of our knowledge and understanding of ecosystem services, new initiatives in environmental management and governance challenges.
News Release: Three information booklets of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete are printed and being distributed for free to the public
In the context of the Action C.1 ("Printed Communication Material: Booklets") 3 booklets were prepared in order to inform people who live and do business inside or close to a NATURA 2000 site in Crete, as well as visitors and tourists, about the ecological, social and economic value of services and benefits that agroecosystems, mountainous and coastal ecosystems provide.
News Release: The new documentary of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete
LIFE Natura2000Value Crete prepared a documentary dedicated to the Network NATURA 2000 and its ecosystem services in Crete. Available at the following link:
LIFE Natura2000Value Crete networked with LIFE Natura Themis
In the context of its networking activities, LIFE Natura2000Value Crete has already been in contact and networked with LIFE Natura Themis.
LIFE Natura Themis (LIFE14/GIE/GR/000026: “Promoting awareness of wildlife crime prosecution and liability for biodiversity damage in NATURA 2000 areas in Crete”) is a five years’ project, aiming to promote environmental crime prosecution within NATURA 2000 areas in Crete, Greece. The project is addressed to Judges, State Prosecutors, Lawyers, NGOs, administrative authorities with interrogative competencies and the lay public.
News Release: The photo exhibition of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete will be presented at Gazi, Municipality of Malevizi until the 28th of February
In the context of the communication actions of the project ‘’LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete’’, the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete is presenting a photo exhibition themed "NATURA 2000 sites and Ecosystem Services". The exhibition is placed at the Municipal Library and at the City Hall of the Municipality of Malevizi (Gazi) and will be open to the public until the 28th of February 2017.
Video clip of the coverage of the 2nd Press Conference of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete
Video clip prepared by KRHTH TV for the coverage of the 2nd Press Conference of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete organised by the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete on Monday, the 12th of December 2016.
News Release: 5th Meeting of LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Committee
The 5th Meeting of LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Committee took place on Monday, the 12th of December 2016 at the Exhibiton Premises of Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion.
News Release: 3rd Meeting of the Stakeholders Consultative Team & LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Committee
The 3rd Joint Meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the Stakeholders Consultative Team took place on Tuesday, the 13th of December 2016, at the Exhibition Premises of the Natural History Museum of Crete.
Representatives of the A' Hunting Association of Crete & Dodecanese and the Federations of Professional Fishermen of Ierapetra & Siteia attended the meeting. Presentations concerning various financial tools and potential for development in the primary sector (agriculture, stockbreeding and fisheries) were given by specialists. A discussion between participants and specialists followed, designating their everyday problems and an effort was made in order to find effective solutions.
News Release: The second press conference of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete
The second press conference of the project took place at the Exhibiton Premises of Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion, on Monday the 12th of December, 2016. The conference was held in the context of the Action C.17: Press Conferences of the project "LIFE Natura2000Value Crete".