News Release: European day for the NATURA 2000 Network and the LIFE's 25th Anniversary
Τhe University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC – NHMC), Coordinating Beneficiary of the projects LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete (LIFE13 INF/GR/000188) and LIFE Natura Themis (LIFE14/GIE/GR/000026), in cooperation with its Associated Beneficiaries, the Management Body of the Samaria National Park (the only Management Body of a protected area existing in Crete) and the Hellenic Wildlife Care Association ANIMA, will celebrate the European day for the NATURA 2000 Network and the LIFE's 25th Anniversary, on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
The event, which is entitled: “EUROPEAN DAY FOR NATURA 2000 NETWORK IN CRETE”, will take place in the plateau of Omalos (protected area of the NATURA 2000 Network in Lefka Ori, Crete, Greece) and includes the following actions: a) release of wild birds, b) demonstration by the Cretan Canine Team Against Poisoned Baits (an action under the “Innovative Actions Against Poisoned Baits – After-LIFE project” that NHMC implements), c) documentary screening about the ecosystem services and photo exhibition with photos of Cretan landscapes and Cretan NATURA 2000 sites (produced by the LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete project), and d) creative activities for children.
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: Celebration of the Pan-European Day for the NATURA 2000 Network in Axos village, Mylopotamos
The 21st of May is dedicated to the NATURA 2000 Network by the European Union. ''LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete'' celebrated that day organising an event in Axos village, Mylopotamos, in collaboration with ANIMA (Hellenic wildlife care association) and the Cultural Association of Axos – Livada, on Sunday 29th of May. The highlight of the event was the release of 5 wild raptors (Gyps fulvus) in the local gorge.