Experiences After Work at Archipelagos

Hi, I’m Ella and I completed a 6-week internship on the terrestrial conservation team.  During my time with Archipelagos, I initiated a project monitoring the ferret populations.  Beyond my main project, I also had the opportunity to join boat surveys monitoring the marine mammal populations, getting the opportunity to learn and understand their work. I […]

Assessment of the butterfly biodiversity in Lipsi during spring

My name is Lieza and I am currently in the final year of my studies in Agro – and Biotechnology, specialising in Plant Management. All the way from Belgium, I joined the Terrestrial Research and Conservation at Archipelagos on the island of Lipsi from mid-February until mid-May 2022. My project was to assess the butterfly […]

Monitoring Seabird Populations

Besides studying marine mammals and turtles, Archipelagos’ marine mammal team also collects data on the seabirds spotted during boat surveys. The number of individuals, species, and location of encountered seabirds is recorded by dedicated observers. In 2021 only, our team has already recorded more than 3000 sightings! The most common species include the Mediterranean shearwater, […]

Ignorance of Nature: The Greatest Risk for Wildlife Survival

The last established population of Mediterranean Chameleons in Greece (Chameleo chameleon), still survives until today on the island on Samos. In previous decades this species also survived in Chios and Crete, while today we do not know if there are viable populations of the species on these islands. Chameleons, in most parts of the world […]

Research on Island Habitats Aiming to Contribute to their Conservation

As a member of Arhcipelagos’ terrestrial research team, my aim is to learn about the fauna living on the Samos island in order to preserve it better. We have multiple projects (most of them seasonal) on the different species that we monitor around the island, such as the jackal bioacoustics surveys, jackal scats analysis, jackal […]

Investigating the Eleonora Falcon in the East Aegean

In the heart of autumn, the Archipelagos Institute continues its actions to protect the rare nature of the Aegean. Again, we turn our attention to the uninhabited islets and islets – the small diamonds of the Aegean – that support rare biodiversity of international environmental significance. These days, utilizing the collaboration, expertise and new technologies […]

Protecting Biodiversity in small islets of the Aegean

A few days ago, a new phase of the Archipelagos Institute’s collaboration began with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences As we enter the heart of autumn, the Archipelagos Institute continues its parallel actions to protect the rare nature of the Aegean, focusing on uninhabited islets. These isolated Aegean ecosystems, which many consider to be […]

Oceanographic Research Field Course with the University of Essex, UK

The Oceanographic Research Field Course between the University of Essex UK and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation was successfully completed in the coastal waters of Samos island.   In our effort to defend the nature of our seas, we have worked for the past 20 years to strengthen our standpoint with knowledge and expertise. The […]

Joint Oceanographic Research Course with the University of Essex, UK

                         Joint Oceanographic Research Course with the University of Essex, UK Today is the 6th day of the Educational Oceanographic Research Course between the University of Essex UK and Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in the marine area between sound of Samos islands. With the use of 2 Archipelagos boat, the oceanographic boat “Aegean Explorer” […]