for the conservation of the Greek seas


with the local communities


the threats to island wildlife

Everyday action

for rescuing marine life


the forests of our seas

Scientific research

supporting our conservation actions


a unique biodiversity



Institute of Marine Conservation

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the entire eastern Mediterranean.

Since 1998, Archipelagos has focused on a combination of multidisciplinary scientific research and efficient conservation work in which local communities play an active part.

This cooperation creates a strategic foundation that enables and strengthens the activities of Archipelagos at the local, national and European level, allowing us to protect aquatic and terrestrial life against ever-increasing human factors.

Actions for Combating Environmental Crimes

Wildlife Poaching

Overintensive Aquaculture

Toxic Pollution and Marine Litter

Maritime Accidents

Destructive Fisheries

Ammunition Threatening Biodiversity

Fields of Action

Latest News

Murdering the Rare Wildlife of our Seas

21 March 2017 By Martyna Irska in News

Repeated dolphin killings

15 March 2017 By Martyna Irska in News

Work Journal

Latest Videos

Seabream from a cage (Dorade aus dem Käfig)

A video by the German public TV channel ”WDR” about…

End Overfishing – Ocean2012

A BirdLife International, GreenPeace, Ocean2012, Oceana co-production. Archipelagos Institute of…

The Mediterranean Chameleon of Samos

The Mediterranean Chameleon of Samos – An animation about this…

Archipelagos; Geomorphological evolution of Mediterranean Sea

Animation about the geomorphological evolution of Mediterranean Sea, since 5…

Placements & Internships

2500+ Students

& researchers participated in our conservation efforts

16 Years

of experience in the field

16000+ Miles

of surveys conducted

Our Featured Projects


Τhe Guide for Sustainable Seafood Consumption in Greece


Analysis of Marine INformation for Environmentally Safe Shipping

Wildlife Library

Digital library database of the Greek flora & fauna

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