Thumb apeiloumena

Development of a methodology for the enhancement and protection of populations of endangered plant species in Crete. Pilot implementation in the Prefecture of Chania

Project Summary

The objectives of the project are:

  • Development of the methodology for addressing the short and long term needs for conservation of endangered plant species and expanding the relevant scientific knowledge.
  • Contribution to the conservation of threatened plant species in the Prefecture of Chania inside and outside the natural environment.
  • Raising awareness, training and development of collaborations among competent bodies for the conservation of biodiversity.

The project activities include:

  • Application and harmonization of criteria for the elaboration of conservation priorities for endangered plant species in the Prefecture of Chania.
  • Investigation of the best methodology for reinforcement/reintroduction of natural populations of selected endangered plant species.
  • Ex situ conservation of germplasm of endangered plant species – Study of the ecophysiology of seeds.
  • Communication of final project results – Training of staff of relevant authorities.

Duration: January 2020 - December 2022






MAICh, Mediterranean Plant Conservation Unit & Department of Business Economics and Management - Greece

Source of funding : Green Fund, National Funding Programme “Protection and Upgrading of Forests 2019”, Priority Axis 7 "Applied Research"
Programme and Contact references : Christini Fournaraki, e-mail:, tel.: +30 28210 35053
Total budget : 196 930,00 €
Partners :
  • Decentralized Administration of Crete - Forest Directorate of Chania - Greece
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