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Development of a methodology for the enhancement and protection of populations of endangered plant species in Crete

January 2020 - December 2022

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