Work meeting with the members of the European Network of Municipalities Against Illegal Poisoning (ENMAIP), in the framework of LIFE IAP Project
On Wednesday, 21st of November 2012, a meeting between the members of European Network of Municipalities Against Illegal Poisoning (ENMAIP) of the pilot area of GR-2 (which includes the mountainous areas of Idi, Dikti and Mountains of Asterousia) and the UoC-NHMC took place, in the framework of Actions A4 and C2.
The idea of these actions is to help municipalities to evolve from passive or neutral actors regarding the fight against illegal poisoning to active actors, by means of providing them with effective tools and motivation to meet their anti-illegal poisoning commitment settled in the “European Network of Municipalities against Illegal Poisoning”.
During this meeting, a short presentation of the project and its actions and objectives was made by NHMC’s representatives and a very interesting discussion followed between the representatives of the municipalities, regarding some suggestions about the fight against poisoned baits.
The members of ENMAIP for the pilot area GR-2 are the following municipalities: Anogeia and Amari (Prefectural Unit of Rethymno), Malevizi, Gortyna, Archanon-Asterousion, Minoa Pediados and Viannos (Prefectural Unit of Heraklion), and Agios Nikolaos, Oropedio Lassithiou and Ierapetra (Prefectural Unit of Lassithi). The last two municipalities of pilot area GR-2 (Municipality of Mylopotamos – Prefectural Unit of Rethymno and Festos – Prefectural Unit of Heraklion) are going to join the network at the begging of year 2013.
The representatives of the municipalities of the ENMAIP assured their commitment to collaborate, within the limitations of their resources, to the implementation and dissemination of project’s actions, to clearly reject in any case the use of illegal poisoning and to support partners work concerning the implementation and the disclosure of project’s actions.
At the end of the meeting, identification plaques – which were produced by the UoC in the framework of D2 action – were distributed to members of the network.