News Release: Nature as a source of artistic inspiration
Nature is arguably of decisive importance to the biological, psychological and spiritual development of men. The benefits of nature towards human societies are many! In 2000, the United Nations (UN) took an initiative of identification, categorization and evaluation of those benefits in a global level, which was completed in 2005.
By Tania Ploumi*
News Release: Final results of Action B1: Information update and establishment of a Clearing House Mechanism for the NATURA 2000 network in Crete
The overall aim of action B1 is to update existing information focusing on establishing a framework that links ecology and economy in NATURA 2000 (N2k) sites of Crete.
In order to achieve this aim the following objectives were set:
News Release: Information Centre “NATURA 2000 HALL”
The Information Centre “NATURA 2000 HALL” is a hall dedicated to the areas of the NATURA 2000 Network of Crete.
News Release: The photo exhibition of the project LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete will be presented in Fourfouras village until the 30th of November 2016
In the context of the celebration of EuroBirdwatch16, the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete will be presenting a photo exhibition at the Hall of the Municipal Council of Fourfouras village, Municipality of Amari, from 3/10/2016 to 30/11/2016.
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the general public, students and teachers concerning the protection of avian species and the achievement of their active participation into various environmental issues.
News Release: Production of five notice boards for the promotion of the project LIFE Natura2000Value Crete
The Natural History Museum of Crete and the research team of LIFE Natura2000Value Crete produced five notice boards in the context of the promotion of the project and the dissemination of the first results. The four of them concern each and every one of the Regional Units (RUs) of Crete while the fifth is of general content. More specifically, every notice board includes general information on the project, photos and maps of the NATURA 2000 sites in each RU. They will be erected on accessible and visible locations, where the public will have the opportunity to get informed on the respective NATURA 2000 sites. The Region of Crete and the Decentralised Administration of Crete will be responsible for their supervision and maintenance.
News Release: Celebration of EuroBirdwatch16 at "Fragma Potamon", Municipality of Amari
EuroBirdwatch16 was celebrated by the project ‘’LIFE Natura2000Value Crete’’ (University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete, NHMC), in collaboration with ANIMA (Hellenic wildlife care association), the tour operator "Greentour" and the Cultural Associations of Patsos, Voleones and Pantanassa, with the support of the Municipality of Amari. The event took place on Sunday, the 2nd of October at the location "Fragma Potamon", Municipality of Amari.
News Release: Production of printed communication material
The University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in the context of the project "LIFE Natura2000Value Crete", produced five banners which designate the main messages of the project. Two of them have general information on the NATURA 2000 sites in Crete and their ecosystem services. The rest of them will inform residents and those who do business in the protected areas, of the ecological, social and economic value of rural, mountain and coastal ecosystems in them.
News Release: LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete celebrates EuroBirdwatch16 at Fragma Potamon, Municipality of Amari
On the occasion of the EuroΒirdwatch16, the University of Crete (UoC) - Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) organises an open event in order to inform people of the protection of migratory birds and their habitats, on Sunday, the 2nd of October, 2016 at 10 p.m. at the location "Fragma Potamon", Municipality of Amari. Co-organisers of the event are ANIMA (Hellenic wildlife care association), tour operator "Greentour" and the Cultural Association of Patsos, Voleones and Pantanassa, along with the support of the Municipality of Amari.
News Release: Project ‘’LIFE Natura2000Value Crete’’ organised workshop at Fragkokastello, Municipality of Sfakia on the 29th of August 2016
A workshop of the project "LIFE Natura2000Value Crete" was held with great success on the 29th of August 2016 at Fragkokastello. The workshop's title was:"NATURA 2000 sites: Opportunity or obstacle for the development" and aimed at the information of the general public on the value of NATURA 2000 sites, their designation as areas of great developmental potential, as well as the presentation of ideas and examples of proper exploitation practices, with respect to the environment. It was the sixth of a series of 26 workshops that are to be held in the context of the communication strategy of the project.
News Release: Project ‘’LIFE Natura2000Value Crete’’ organised workshop at Spili, Municipality of Agios Vasileios on the 28th of August 2016
A workshop was held in the context of an open event organised by the Municipality of Agios Vasileios in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Crete. The title of the event was "Environment - Civilisation pillars of the sustainable development in the Municipality of Agios Vasileios". It was the fifth of a series of 26 workshops that are to be held in the context of the communication strategy of the project. The purpose of this event was the designation of the natural resources of the area, as well as the formulation of valid suggestions for their protection and use as the driving force for the sustainable development of the area.