Press Release: 21st of May, Pan-European Day for the NATURA 2000 Network
The 21st of May is the day dedicated by the European Union to the Natura 2000 Network. Despite the more than twenty years of establishment of the Network, little is known about it. The celebration of this day (Natura Day) completes three years this year, and was enacted for the provision of broader and better information to European citizens about the Network, its services and its benefits to the environment and society.
INF LIFE PLATFORM MEETING Krakow, Poland, 13-14th October 2014
On 13-14 October 2014, LIFE Natura2000Value Crete participated in the INF LIFE PLATFORM MEETING on “Raising awareness on Natura 2000”, that took place in Krakow, Poland. The aim of this meeting was to bring together beneficiaries of LIFE+ Information & Communication programmes from across Europe to share the experience and discuss some of the key issues regarding implementation of the EU legislation, nature conservation and sustainable development in Natura 2000 areas in different parts of Europe, effective mechanisms of transfering knowledge about the Natura 2000 network and changing the attitude of local communities towards the network.
Cooperation with the Municipality of Lassithi Plateau
The development of a cooperation framework between the LIFE Natura2000Value Crete and the Municipality of Lassithi Plateau, in an effort to promote the environmental, social and economic value of local ecosystems and the protection of biodiversity in the Municipality of the Lassithi Plateau (whose administrative boundaries are entirely within NATURA 2000 Network), was the subject of the meeting between the Mayor, Mr. Ioannis Stefanakis and the director of the NHMC, Prof. Moisis Mylonas, on Wednesday, 18th of February 2015.
Press Release: The NATURA 2000 Network and its contribution to local economic development
In the difficult economic and social period that we are in, the protection and conservation of valuable ecosystem services within the NATURA 2000 Network provide significant benefits for local economy and a wide range of opportunities to enhance employment and the development of environmentally friendly business.
1st Meeting of the Stakeholders Consultative Team & LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Committee
The 1st Joint Meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the Stakeholders Consultative Team took place on Wednesday, the 26th of November 2014, at the Exhibition Premises of the Natural History Museum of Crete.
Kick Off Meeting of LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Commitee
On Tuesday, 26th of August 2014, at the premises of the Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion, the kick off meeting of the LIFE Natura2000Value Crete Project Steering Commitee took place.
Moreover, Mr. Panagiotis Drougas, a senior officer of General Directorate of the Development & Protection of Forests and Natural Environment of the Greek Ministry of Environment & Energy attended the meeting.