Ms. Anastasia Miliou’s meeting with the French Ambassador for Polar and Maritime Issues, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor

The Scientific Director of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, Anastasia Miliou met with the French Ambassador for Polar and Maritime Issues, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor and Katerina Spyropoulou, Attaché for Scientific and University Cooperation of the French Embassy in Greece. Sharing a common concern for the state of the Mediterranean marine ecosystems, fish stocks and protected […]

The World Animal Protection organization at the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary

The international animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection has been supporting the creation of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary since the first day of this challenging endeavor. We just completed the filming in the Aegean for a short documentary that aims to present the significance of ending dolphin captivity. Our aim is to raise awareness […]

Rescuing Loggerhead Turtles

Two Loggerhead turtles were found trapped amongst rocks, in shallow waters, in Kokkari and in Ormos, Marathokampos on Samos island. Both turtles were found by locals, and showed obvious signs of exhaustion, probably having been unable to dive or feed for several days. Archipelagos – Institute of Marine Conservation was immediately contacted by the locals […]

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 […]

Harbor Porpoise Found Stranded in the Southern Coast of Samos

An especially rare marine mammal species, the Black Sea Harbor Porpoise, was found stranded along the southern coast of Samos island. This is the first sighting of this species in this part of the Aegean. In over 20 years of research by Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation on marine mammals populations in the eastern Aegean, […]

From the Aegean all the way to LA…

At the 14th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, a short documentary about the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary is being presented as part of the film collection “IN THE AEGEAN SEA”. It is a production of Clawed Hat Films, which is based in South Africa. The main aim of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, which is […]

The Efkranti Award was Granted to the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation

It was a great honor but also great moral support for all those who comprise Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation to be granted the Efkranti Award “Marilena Laskaridi” for the naval culture excellence and for the support to the Hellenic nautical heritage and tradition. The Efkanti award ceremony was carried out for the 12th successive […]