The multiplier events on the natural and man-made disasters that took place at the Museum of Natural History of Crete-University of Crete (MFIK-PK), October 21 & 22 2020, within the framework of the NHDPlay program, were successfully completed.
On Friday, 19th of April 2013, at Sokaras area of Gortynas Municipality, seven Common Buzzards (Buteo buteo) and two Common Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) were successfully released into their natural habitat. The wild birds were initially sent from University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) to the “ANIMA” and “ALKIONI” Rehabilitation Centres for treatment and returned back to Crete healthy and strong.
On 6-8 March the International Conference on the Protection of Griffon Vultures in Cyprus was held at Hotel Elias Beach Hote in Limassol.
The Conference was attended by scientists specialized in vultures, from Cyprus and abroad, as well as representatives of government agencies and non-governmental organizations concerned about the protection of this species.
The University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC-NHMC) in cooperation with the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos participated in the two days festival themed “Environment-Crisis-Development”. This action was in the framework of the LIFE+ “Innovative Actions Against Illegal Poisoning in EU Mediterranean Pilot Areas” [LIFE09 NAT/ES/000533]. The festival was organized by the Ecological Movement of Mirabello on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of February 2013, in Agios Nikolaos.
The University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC), in cooperation with the Association of Professional Stockbreeders of Heraklion Prefecture (SEKNH), the Group of Producers Stockbreeders of Crete «Kritika Mitata» and the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece – Branch of Crete (GEOTEEPK), implemented on Wednesday 13th of February 2013 a workshop on the topic: «Stockbreeding and Biodiversity in Crete».
The Workshop organized by the Natural History of Crete and EA on Friday 25 of January 2013 was successfully completed. The attendants participated in interactive sessions and discussions, and received an extensive viewing of the exhibition and guided tour by the exhibition manager. During this, they had the chance to experience, discuss and test a specially formed educational pathway, highly adaptable to all ages.
A very nice video that documents the training approach that was adapted during the ODS (http://www.opendiscoveryspace.eu/) summer school in Crete, in summer 2012. It was prepared by GRNET and AgroKnow in the frames of Natural Europe Project (http://www.natural-europe.eu/en). The Natural History Museum of Crete, as also a partner to Natural Europe, has developed and implemented numerous educational activities, and it has also participated in this summer school.
The University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in the framework of the project "Innovative Actions Against Illegal Poisoning in EU Mediterranean Pilot Areas” [LIFE09 NAT/ES/000533], which is being implemented since October 2010, designed and circulated a quarterly electronic newsletter of the project in Greek. This action is included in Actions D «Public awareness and dissemination of results" of the project.
The first issue of the Newsletter was published in March 2012, the second one in June and the third in October.
The University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC), in the framework of the project LIFE+ “Innovations against Poison”, continues the divulgation activities to the elementary and high schools of Crete, especially to the schools of the Municipalities that are members of ENMAIP network of the pilot area GR-2.
The University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete, in the framework of Action D6 of project LIFE+ “Innovations Against Poison”, organized two scientific workshops for stakeholders, with title: “Poisoned Baits: Effects on Biodiversity and Techniques for its Confrontation – First Aids and Welfare of Wildlife”.