Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Since September 2016
The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) has established the Information Centre “NATURA 2000 HALL”, dedicated to the areas of the NATURA 2000 Network of Crete.
The project was completed in September 2016 in the framework of the European LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete programme. The objective of the Information Centre is to acquaint residents and visitors with the protected areas of the NATURA 2000 Network of Crete. It includes four (4) interactive new technology systems, in which the specific characteristics of these regions, the ecosystems and the species they host, the protection regime applicable to them and the relevant threats, as well as their importance and contribution to social and economic welfare of the island are presented in an understandable and comprehensible way.
Through interaction with small and large screens visitors can enjoy rare images of rural Crete, in a pleasant and entertaining way, understand the direct connection of human occupations with the natural environment and learn how human activities may affect the ecological balance and health of natural ecosystems, along with the fauna and flora that share with us this charismatic place.
More specific, the interactive systems incorporated in the Natural History Museum of Crete are: