The LIFE Natura Themis project among its basic aims to record the scale of environmental crime on Crete, investigate the consequences of environmental degradation on socioeconomic life in Crete, inform and raise awareness to the competent authorities and Cretan public, was also to render the knowledge and experience accumulated over all these years of use to agencies and bodies wishing to tackle environmental degradation via the effective enforcement of environmental legislation.
In this frame, a Replication Plan is produced in order to make available good practices from other countries within and beyond the European Union, and ultimately to transfer all such knowledge and experience to the bodies and agencies directly involved, to central administration and interested professional groups, as well as to the wider population.
The LIFE Natura Themis Replication Plan comprises four (4) chapters in which the methodology used in drawing up the Plan, and the strategy chosen to relay the valuable knowledge and experience are analysed, the LIFE Natura Themis project’s objectives, main actions and accomplishments are sketched and the most important networking activities with other LIFE and non-LIFE projects, as well as with bodies/agencies and networks all over the world related with the project are presented. These contacts yielded knowledge, experience and good practices singled out by us, which we believe would be of use to anyone interested in understanding and tackling this distinct type of crime, which is a blight on modern societies.
In the last chapter of the Replication Plan we present the main instruments piloted on Crete, which we believe could be used and replicated in other regions of Greece and/or other EU states, given the right spatial, temporal and technological adjustments
The Replication Plan in Greek and English version are available in this present post.