Colombia Pays Millions to Relocate Pablo Escobar’s Hippos
Colombia recently announced that it will cost $3.5 million to relocate 70 hippos that once belonged to the deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar to animal sanctuaries in other countries. In the late 1980s, the drug lord brought a small group...
Greece’s Unique Delta of the Mornos River Under Threat
The wetlands surrounding the Mornos River in Central Greece are home to a unique and threatened ecosystem. By Lia Mageira After the construction of the Mornos River dam in the mountainous region of Fokida, Greece, the formerly torrential river is now...
World Environment Day—We Have “Only One Earth”
People in over 150 countries are coming together to participate in environmentally themed events to celebrate World Environment Day.
Stunning Photo of Greek “Masked” Seahorse Nominated for Major Award
Against a background of a pristine aquamarine sea, a seahorse floats along with a face mask caught in its tail. This arresting -- and disturbing -- image, captured by Greek photographer and diver Nikos Samaras, has now been nominated...
Dozens of French Students Clean Idyllic Beach in Greece
Dozens of French students descended upon the stunning Greek island of Elafonisos recently -- not for vacation, but to clean up trash scattered across the idyllic beaches on the island. A total of 34 dedicated volunteers, including a number...
Fisherman's Friends: The Pelicans of Lake Kerkini
Lake Kerkini, famous as a bird-watching destination in northern Greece, has a particularly robust Dalmation pelican population. The local fishermen have developed a special relationship with these birds, feeding them for hundreds of years during wintertime so that they...
Technological Institute of Thessaly Creates Interactive Furniture
"Heart" is the name of the first ecological and smart furniture. Heart does almost everything; the mirror turns into a tablet but only for specific users in the house. It recognizes the user from his face and reacts to...
Whale in the Korinthian Gulf
A twelve-meter- long whale has been swimming for the past week in the Korinthian Gulf. Residents of the area who first spotted the whale called the Port Police, who believe the whale must bee trapped in the area. This is...
Centers for Environmental Education Will Be Closed
According to Xanthi press, 10 centers for Environmental Education around Greece will be closed next year, including the center of Xanthi. The centers are expected to close due to lack of funds which are necessary for their running, according to...
Touring of Greece on Foot to Raise Money for
Loukas Pratilas and Demetris Kehagioglu followed the Greek part of the European Walking Route E4. Their aim was to raise money for “Alkyoni” the Wildlife Hospital in Paros and the new ecological organization “The Black Fish” which takes...