News Release: Organisation of a workshop entitled "NATURA 2000 sites: Opportunity or obstacle for the development?" at Moires on the 28th of February 2017
The workshop of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete took place in Moires, Municipality of Faistos on the 28th of February 2017 and it is the 8th of a series of 24 workshops which will be held in all of the Municipalities of Crete in the context of the project's actions. Topic covered in the workshop was ''NATURA 2000 sites: Opportunity or obstacle for the development?" with the aim of informing the public concerning the NATURA 2000 sites at national and local level and the socio-economic benefits provided by nature and wildlife. Moreover, the benefits offered by agricultural ecosystems towards human societies were emphasized, since they constitute an essential part of NATURA 2000 Network in Crete. Attendants were given the chance to get informed about the various financial and development tools of the current year, focusing on investment opportunities in the protected areas. The workshop highlighted many issues of the local community and the attendants put effort into finding proper solutions and engaging in policy-making.