Death of the distinguished botanist Dr. Oliver Rackham

PRESS RELEASE The President and members of the Board of Administration of Samaria National Park Management Body would like to express their deep regret for the death of the distinguished botanist Dr. Oliver Rackham. O Dr. Rackham was a professor at Cambridge University in the field of botany and historical ecology and for his contribution to scientific research he was awarded the Grand Cross Star of the Order of the British Empire. Dr. Rackham for four decades studied the flora and ecology of the island of Crete, and along with Jennifer Moody was the co-author of the book “The making of the Cretan landscape”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Rackham

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The Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency would like to inform you that, taking into account the latest forecasts, the National Park of Samaria will be open again from Saturday 24 September 2022, from both entrances, for the entire length of the route. It is reminded that, as is the case during the operation period of the National Park, if information is received about weather phenomena that may put in danger the visitors and the personnel of the National Park, or in case of occurrence of damages on the main path, the Gorge will be closed immediately and visitors will be asked to exit according to the instructions of the rangers. In case it is considered necessary, there will be an update press release.

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