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 […]

International Visitors at the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary Project

At Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation an important visit took place by Queen Sofia of Spain, along with the Greek Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy, Mr. Giorgos Amiras, the General Secretary of Natural Environment & Water, Prof. Konstantinos Aravosis and the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Enrique Viguera. The Queen was accompanied by distinguished guests […]

Limiting the environmental footprint caused to our seas by our daily habits: Collaboration between the Archipelagos Institute and KORRES

When we talk about protecting the environment and combating pollution, our mind usually goes to causes and causers that are difficult for us as citizens to influence, such as industrial pollution. Frequently do not think about the large environmental footprint caused by our daily consumption habits, i.e. the personal hygiene products, cosmetics and cleaning products […]

The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary

The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary is a pioneering initiative which is expected to serve multiple important functions on the eastern Aegean island of Lipsi. From treatment for sick and injured sea creatures to advanced scientific and environmental research, the sanctuary will also apply best practices in order to minimize its environmental footprint. The project is […]

Award to Archipelagos: Best Heroic Act of Environmental Stewardship

The Short Documentary Film presenting the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, currently under construction by Archipelagos on the Island of Lipsi, won the award for the “Best Heroic Act of Environmental Stewardship” at the World Whale Film Festival in Maui, Hawaii! The recipient of this award is selected by the festival’s audience, who had to choose […]

Strandings of Rare Species on the Shores of the Aegean

As Archipelagos’ conservation work continues in the Aegean despite the difficult weather conditions, we would like to share with you the sad reality we face in our seas. Responding to incidents of live or dead strandings of rare species along the Greek coasts, reported by citizens or port authorities, is not news for us but […]

The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary housed in a sustainable building

In the heart of the winter, Archipelagos continues the construction of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary rehabilitation centre of the on the island of Lipsi. Despite the few available funds that originate from individuals and organisations who support Archipelagos’ conservation actions, in addition to self-funding, we aim to complete the construction of the rehabilitation centre […]

Stranding of a Sperm Whale in the coast off Athens

Another stranding of a 13-meter-long sperm whale, this time on the shores off of Athens in the Keratea region, reminds us how little we know about the rich wildlife of our seas. The sight of the sperm whale surprised both the media and the public, which raises once more the question of whether, as a […]