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.
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete on the ""Feast of the Earth", in Arkalochori
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete participated in the "Feast of the Earth", which took place in Arkalochori between 30 June and 2 July, 2018. On the afternoon of 30 June, a floor game and a animal mask workshop were held for the children of the region, which were distributed hats and t-shirts of the program. Throughout the Feast, visitors could see part of the project photo exhibition and were provided with the LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete information material.
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).
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete participated in the "Environmental Festival" of the "Hamogelo" kindergarden
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete participated in the "Environmental Festival" of the "Hamogelo" nursery-kindergarden, distributing its communication material (brochures, books, posters and t-shirts) from the booth of the Natural History Museum of Crete.
2nd training seminar for professionals involved in tourism, held at Omalos plateau
The second training seminar for professionals involved in tourism took place in the 31st of March and the 1st of April, 2018 at the Environmental Information Center of Samaria National Park, in Xyloskalo, Omalos Plateau.
The Seminar was organized by the Natural History Museum of Crete (University of Crete) with the support of the Samaria National Park Management Body. It aimed to improve the capacity of tourism professionals (mountain and tour guides, apartment owners etc.) on simplifying the notion of the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to the human well-being and sharing it with tourists and visitors in NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
Training seminar for professionals involved in tourism at Lasithi plateau
A training seminar for professionals involved in tourism took place at the cultural center of Marmaketo, in Lasithi plateau in the 24th and 25th of March, 2018.
The Seminar was organized by the Natural History Museum of Crete (University of Crete) with the support of the Municipality of Lassithi Plateau. It aimed to improve the capacity of tourism professionals (mountain and tour guides, apartment owners etc) on simplifying the notion of the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to the human well-being and sharing it with tourists and visitors in NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
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 (MPIK) in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Gonies Pediados and the Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife, "ANIMA", organizes an Open Event for the Protected Areas included in NATURA 2000 Network.
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete 18th Panhellenic Forestry Congress
Decentralized Administration Authority of Crete, represented by Mrs. Patergiannaki Maria and Stamataki Despoina, Foresters of the Directorate General for Forests and Agriculture,
Directorate of Coordination and Supervision of Forests, participated in the 18th Panhellenic Forestry Conference, held in Edessa, October 8-11, 2017. The conference title was: «Hellenic Forestry facing major challenges: sustainable forest management, forest cadaster, environmental technologies-networking and nature protection».
Training seminar for journalists and media employees at the Museum of Typography "Yannis and Eleni Garedaki"
On July 26, 2017, a training seminar for journalists and media workers was held at the Museum of Typography "Yannis and Eleni Garedaki" at Souda Industrial Park, within the framework of the 6th Summer School of Environmental Journalism (July 21-30, 2017, Chania). The seminar on "Environment and Ecosystems" was co-organized by the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete, the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Regional Press Institute.
The aim of the seminar was to inform participants on issues related to the environment (ecosystems, fauna and flora, biodiversity, protected areas of the NATURA 2000 network and their importance to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of local communities).