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Wildfire Burns National Park in Greece for Fifth Day

The wildfire at Dadia National Park in Evros stretched into a fifth day on Monday, threatening more destruction at the 43,000-hectare (106,000-acre) preserve. The park is considered one of the most important protected areas in Greece, Europe, and the...

Wildfire at Greek National Park in Evros Scorches Protected Area

Firefighters on Saturday continued to battle a wildfire at Dadia–Lefkimi–Soufli Forest National Park in Evros that had burned 800 hectares of forest, nearly 2,000 acres, by Friday night. The protected area, home to dozens of animals and four hundred plant...

The Ten Most Beautiful Lakes in Greece

Lakes in Greece go under-appreciated because of the country's wealth of beaches and islands, but Greek lakes are surely enchanting and worth a visit!

US-Based Greek Starts Campaign to Protect Natura 2000 in Greece

A young student from Greece, based in Chicago, has kicked-off a digital campaign to save the Natura 2000 areas of her homeland.

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...