Natura 2000

Illegal Lead Shot from Hunters Poisons, Kills Flamingos in Greece

Illegal lead pellets used by hunters in Greece have poisoned and killed dozens of flamingos who migrate to the area each year to breed.

First Reproduction of Flamingos in Greece Turns Halkidiki Wetland Pink

The first reproduction of flamingos in Greece has been recorded. A huge flock of pink flamingos appeared in the wetland of Agios Mamas, next to the  Potidea canal, in Halkidiki, which is marked as a special protection area, while it...

Heartbreaking Videos of Evia's Natura 2000 Forest Reduced to Ashes

The "Natura 2000" forest in central Evia was turned into blackened hulks of tree trunks after a large fire broke out after 3 AM local time on Tuesday. The destruction of the area continues on Wednesday, with crews battling the...

Greece Referred to EU Court For Failing to Protect Natural Habitats and Species

The European Commission decided recently to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU over its ''failure to protect biodiversity adequately''. In its statement, the European Commission notes that while Greece has designated Special Areas of Conservation to...

5 Greek Nominees for Top EU Environmental Award

Five Greek projects have been selected by the European Union to compete for the prestigious Natura 2000 award. The Greek nominees are among 25 finalists and the winners will be decided by a popular vote and announced at a high-level ceremony...

Prespes Wetland in Northern Greece Receive Natura 2000 Award

The Wetlands Management Committee in northern Greece received the first European Natura 2000 Award on Friday, presented for exemplary collaboration in managing protected natural habitats. The Committee, which received the award on behalf of all local agencies in northern Greece’s...

Aristotle’s Trail Open To The Public

According to Greek Travel Pages, Aristotle's Walk,' the first of eight historically-based walks in the Greek peninsula of Chalkidiki, was presented to the public by the Mount Athos Area Organization, a tourism promotion group in northern Greece. The trail of...

Mass Mayoral Resignations In Macedonia

Protesting the oncoming firings of municipal workers, 25 of the 38 Mayors in Central Macedonia co-signed a joint letter, in which they submitted their resignations from office. The letter was addressed to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Deputy Prime Minister...

Νatura 2000 Network Shuts Down Beach Bars in Halkidiki

A decision has been taken on the issue repeatedly raised in the past by several environmental groups and organizations concerning the operation of beach bars in regions of Halkidiki that have been enlisted in the European-wide Natura 2000 networking...