A two day event in Ano Asites village for the protected natural areas

Event date

Friday, July 27, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018

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 and a presentation on the use of illegal poisons in the countryside and the rehabilitation of poisoned and injured wild animals. 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.

The detailed schedule of the event:


19.00-19.15:         Registration of participants

19.15-19.30:         Welcome speech from the with the Cultural and Folklore Association of Ano Asites

19.30-20.00:         Projection of the project documentary “NATURA 2000 Network: Life for all”

20.00-20.30:         “ NATURA 2000 areas and their ecosystem services”. P. Georgiakakis – NHMC-UoC

20.30-20.45:         "Protection of biodiversity: action in practice". K. Baxevani– NHMC-UOC

20.45-21.30:         Discussion



10.00-10.15:          Gathering at Ai Giannis square – floor game playing

11.45-12.00:           Departure for Agios Antonios gorge – release of rehabilitated birds of prey


During the event the information material of the project (T-shirts, hats, leaflets, posters and booklets) was distributed to the participants.

PDF icon Mrs Baxevani's Presentation8.25 MB