The Botany department of the natural history museum of Crete has redefined its goals and purposes in an attempt to play a stronger scientific and social role.

Endemic plants of Crete, Their Biodiversity, Biogeography and phylogenesis Protection of endangered species, the impact of recent global environmental changes to the plants, the use of biological and physiochemical methods for the tracing of environmental pollution and the biotechnological applications for the protection of the environment are the main goals of the Botany department.