Major outcomes of the project are expected to be:
- 80% of the stakeholders of the NATURA 2000 sites (inhabitants with property within SCIs, farmers, stockbreeders, fishermen, hunters and professionals involved in tourism), local and regional authorities (Region of Crete, municipalities, forest services, other related government bodies) as well as specialized scientists (environmental science graduates, architects and engineers in private sector in landscape planning, environmental public officers, public servants, lawyers that work on environmental issues, undergraduates of University of Crete and Technical University of Crete) aware of the ecological services, the social benefits and the economic value of the ecosystem services of NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
- 65% of the general public aware of the ecological services, the social benefits and the economic value of the ecosystem services of NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
- At least 160 professional involved in tourism, 450 students of the University of Crete and Technical University of Crete and 40 local journalists trained.
- At least 50% of all people of the main target audiences develop a positive conservation behavior.
- A 30% reduction of the human pressure on fragile mountain and coastal habitats and elimination of human induced mortality of certain priority and protected species
- Integration of the NATURA 2000 site network ecological value to the local economy potential and social cohesion in the “less-favored” regions and areas of EU that encompass SCIs.
- Provide a blueprint for the transition to a green economy, have an impact on durable job creation and green skills development and contributing to sustainable growth of the project areas.