The University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) continues its activities in the pilot area of Eastern Crete Mountains (Idi, Asterousia and Dikti), in the framework of the LIFE project on “Innovative Actions Against Illegal Poisoning in EU Mediterranean Pilot Areas” [LIFE09 NAT/ES/000533]. 

A special telephone line operates since today, where citizens of Crete can call without charge for complaints, information and advices for all cases of illegal poisoning of wild animals.

The free telephone line (calls from fixed telephone lines) – 800 11 020202 – operates daily, Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 15.00, for the surveillance of cases of illegal poisoning of wild life. Contributors of the NHMC answer to any relevant question and give advice on: first aid of poisoned animals, information for available veterinarians and proper medication.

The objective of the operation of this telephone line is the provision of direct assistance to poisoned animals, as well as the encouragement of local community to participate in the project, for becoming more efficient the establishment and operation of the foreseen networks against illegal poisoning (municipalities, stockbreeders and hunters).

More information:

Michalis Probonas, Coordinator of Communication Actions, Tel. +30 2810 393265

Baxevani Popi, Communication Actions, Tel. +30 2810 393281, email: