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NHDPlay program_natural & man-made disasters

  • 29 Oct 2020

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.

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“Wild Birds protected from poisoned baits” Release of Common Buzzards (Buteo buteo) into their natural habitat – Public Awareness Raising Event

  • 08 May 2013

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.

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Participation of the University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete and the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos in the festival “Environment-Crisis-Development”

  • 01 Mar 2013

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.

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Workshop for “Stockbreeding and Biodiversity in Crete”

  • 21 Feb 2013

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».

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Natural Europe Workshop Successfully Completed!

  • 11 Feb 2013

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.

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The Natural History Museum of Crete at the summer school 2012 in Crete, in the frames of Natural Europe Project

  • 31 Jan 2013

A very nice video that documents the training approach that was adapted during the ODS ( summer school in Crete, in summer 2012. It was prepared by GRNET and AgroKnow in the frames of Natural Europe Project ( 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.

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Fourth issue of the newsletter of the project LIFE IAP

  • 22 Jan 2013

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.

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Scientific workshops for environmental officers and public servants

  • 22 Jan 2013

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”.

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