ANIMAL PROTECTION

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VIDEOS

Elephants have a keen nose. They have more smell receptors than any mammal – including dogs – and can sniff out food that is several miles away. A new study tests their ability to distinguish between similar smelling plants.


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ANIMAL PROTECTION

As part of the bid by the Athens municipality to provide care for stray animals, a digital platform has been activated, www.animalscityofathens.gr, where members of the public can state where and how they wish to offer voluntary assistance.


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WHAT'S ON

Looking to help the planet while also making a thoughtful gift gesture? Help WWF Greece help the world’s polar bear population, which is under increasing threat from global warming.

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NEWS

More than 140 prominent figures of the arts and letters, as well as representatives of animal protection groups, have sent an open letter to the prime minister calling for a law on pets.
 

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NEWS

Animal cruelty offenses will carry prison sentences of up to 10 years, according to an amendment that is included in a Justice Ministry bill which will be be tabled in Parliament on Thursday


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WHAT'S ON

The Attica Zoological Park celebrates Reptile Awareness Day by inviting visitors to help the keepers feed the giant tortoises, meet the reptiles at the park and go on an interactive tour that will also highlight how climate change threatens retiles all over the world with the loss of their habitats.

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NEWS

Animal cruelty and abuse will be elevated to a felony with stricter punishments and the possibility of jail time under a legislative amendment being drafted by the Agriculture Ministry.



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NEWS

In the wake of yet another incident on the island of Crete involving the abuse of a dog, the government will push for the introduction of a stricter criminal framework that will make the prosecution and punishment of animal abusers more effective, according to Minister of Rural Development and Food Makis Voridis. 


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SOCIETY

Loggerhead turtles returning to their nesting sites along the Bay of Laganas on the Ionian island of Zakynthos are experiencing a rare period of calm this post-Covid summer in an area that is usually heavily impacted by tourism at the peak of their egg-laying season.