The world animal day constitutes an opportunity to remind ourselves that the care and protection of wildlife is a responsibility we all share, not occasionally but every single day!  Our own survival depends on the survival of all the animals we share this planet with. Respect towards them is an obligation not an option.
The researchers of Archipelagos Institute are in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) for monitoring the Eleonora’s falcon populations on small eastern Aegean islets since 2014 using modern audiovisual equipment. The head of the research group is Dr. Ronny Steen from NMBU, who is an expert in monitoring wildlife behavior through digital
Every year in the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of turtles nest on the beaches and thousands of hatchlings make their way to the sea. Apart from the well known large nesting beaches, in Greece there are hundreds of small remote beaches where each year only a few turtles will nest. However, since these areas are not
The Mediterranean Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) is a unique animal of great research interest. It is considered a symbolic species in most parts of Europe where it is found. It is a protected species according to Greek and European legislation, as well as international conventions. Samos Island host the last population of the Mediterranean chameleon in
The National Herald wrote an article about the internship opportunities at Archipelagos in their September issue. The article explains the goals of Archipelagos as well as sharing the personal experiences and daily activities of many Archipelagos volunteers. For the whole article, please follow the link below: HERE
The 6th International Scientific Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management was completed in Chania, where Archipelagos Institute participated with 3 scientists and researchers who presented 4 scientific publications. Research director of Archipelagos Institute, Anastasia Miliou, chaired the session on “Marine Pollution”, which focused on the analysis of the high-risk marine casualty in Greek seas.
The pupping season of the endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) occurs in the autumn and winter. Mothers frequently leave their pups on the shore for 4-8 hours. Human disturbance and interaction are the most common reasons for abandonment.   If you find a seal pup on the shore: – STAY AWAY & DO NOT
Archipelagos’ research on the assessment of plastic pollution in the Aegean Sea and greater northeastern and central Mediterranean region was started in 2009 in our laboratory in Samos and aims to assess the extent of the problem that we have collectively caused by the inappropriate use and disposal of plastics. This research is carried out
Preparing the experimental replanting of the marine meadows of Poseidonia, at the Aegean Sea life shelter in Lipsi island. Experimental replanting is an important pilot action in progress in the last year. It aims to effectively protect these highly productive marine habitats in the Mediterranean, facing increasing anthropogenic threats. We will soon inform you of
Over the past week, there have been continuous incidents of Turkish trawlers found fishing in Greek waters, not only beyond their territorial boundaries but also deep in the Aegean Sea, approaching up to 100 meters from the Greek islands. This illegal fishing activity has been occurring not only during the night but also continues throughout