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WWF Slams Greece for Violating EU Environmental Laws

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is criticizing Greece for repeatedly violating European Union environmental laws, having the second-worst compliance record among EU member states. According to the 13th Annual Report "Law and Environment in Greece: 2017 Report on the Implementation of...

Eco Groups Warn Greece is Not Prepared to Respond to Marine Disasters

Environmental groups warn that Greece is unprepared to deal with marine disasters, in the aftermath of the destructive oil spill in Salamis that soon spread across the Saronic Gulf, reaching Athens' coastal front. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, the World...

Environment Ministry Tables Bill Ratifying Protection of Prespa Park

Environment and Energy Minister Sokratis Famellos has tabled a bill in parliament that would ratify the International Agreement on the Protection and Sustainable Development of Prespa Park in northern Greece. The bill would continue to protect the park as a natural...

Online Game on Greek Nature by WWF

A unique online quiz game on Greek nature is now available on the internet. The game "Around the World in 80 questions," was created by the environmental organization WWF, and constitutes a fun way to explore Greece through unexpected...

WWF Slams Greek Defense Minister Over Dead Shark Photo

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is under attack by the Greek branch of WWF after posting a photo with a dead shark on social media. Kammenos was on a fishing trip with friends over the weekend, however when the...

Thousands March Through Athens to Demand Effective Policies on Climate Change

Thousands of Athenians marched in the Greek capital on Sunday to join efforts with millions of people around the world who want to pressure politicians to come to a legally binding agreement at the Paris Climate Conference which will...

Overfishing, The Scourge of Our Times, Reveals WWF Report

Overfishing has become the scourge of our times, said noted chef Lefteris Lazarou, WWF's new campaign ambassador. Over 82 percent of the fishes in the Mediterranean are being overfished and in the last 40 years up to 50 percent of...

Council of Europe Urges Greece to Stop Plans to Destroy Southern Kyparissia Bay

The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats adopted a recommendation at its annual meeting last week, urging Greece to prevent habitat deterioration and ensure improved protection of Kyparissia Bay. Indicative...

Poll: Greeks Tend not to Barter or Buy Second-hand Goods

The majority of Greeks tend not to barter goods or buy second-hand items, according to a Public Issue survey commissioned by WWF Greece and unveiled in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. This found that only 12% of Greeks had bartered some...

Greenpeace Blasts Greek Coastal Development Bill

The environmental group Greenpeace has joined in criticism over a bill that would let developers run amok on Greece's coastline and build where they want, legalize unlawful construction and hinder public access to public beaches. “Enough is enough. The coastal...