ANIMAL PROTECTION

Dolphins thriving in Gulf of Evia
IMAGES

Drone footage released on Wednesday by videography team Up Stories, shows a sizable pod of dozens of young, adolescent and adult dolphins swimming off the coast of Theologos in Fthiotida in the Gulf of Evia.


Caretta caretta benefited from Covid lockdowns
SOCIETY

During the lockdowns of 2020, loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Bay of Laganas on the Ionian island of Zakynthos moved to shallower and warmer waters which were beneficial for their eggs, according to a recent study published in a scientific journal.

Wildlife rescue group issues appeal for help
SOCIETY

The Athens-based wildlife conservation group ANIMA has issued a cry for help as it struggles to cope with a leap in admissions at its first-aid center in the suburb of Kallithea.



The cat and the tip of the iceberg
OPINION

Who knows how long he’d been standing in the middle of that Kythera field, with little food and water, in unbearable pain as the small halter bit into his flesh.

Whale death on Rhodes linked to plastic waste
SOCIETY

A 5.3-meter Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) that was found dead on the beach at Kremasti on the Aegean island of Rhodes on Monday had ingested a large amount of plastic, the autopsy has shown.



Vultures most frequent victims of poisoning
NEWS

The poisoning of wildlife in Greece and more widely in the Balkans remains common, with the Ornithological Society saying the vulture population in the region has suffered the largest decline.

Greece halts seismic surveys off Corfu over whale strandings 
NEWS

Greece’s Environment and Energy Ministry ordered a temporary stop to
seismic surveys in the northern Ionian amid concerns that the acitivity is responsible for the recent stranding in shallow waters of three Cuvier’s beaked whales on the coast of the island of Corfu. 


Eco group issues tips as Attica wolf activity rises
SOCIETY

With wolf activity increasing in less remote forest areas in western and central Attica, the Kallisto environmental organization has issued a series of guidelines to minimize the risk of unpleasant encounters, such as some recent incidents involving pet dogs.