The small wetlands of the Aegean are very important for the migratory birds, as well as for the fauna, flora and the enrichment of the groundwater table. Unfortunately many of these small ecosystems have been damaged, covered by soil, or left full of garbage, without having received the protection they deserve. With the aim to
The Salt Marsh Psili Ammos is a small, yet of great environmental significance, wetland located in SE Samos. More than 150 protected bird species, as well as several other rare fauna and flora species find there a safe shelter. Despite the fact that it’s been a Natura 2000 site for years, unfortunately no protection/management measures
Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Flocks of Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) returned a few days ago at the Psili Ammos Salt Marsh in South East Samos. The pink flamingos find safe haven in the wetland until they continue their migration in the spring. They stand out due to their pink colour, their distinct silhouette and can be 1.30 m in
For the eighth consecutive year, we completed with full success the joint oceanographic survey that was carried out by a 50 – member group composed of academics and students from the department of Marine Geography at the University of Cardiff, as well as researchers from Archipelagos Institute. Our goal is the collection of scientific data
Researchers from Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, continue their systematic effort to record, study and protect the unique wildlife of the Wildlife Refuge of Arki and N. Patmos, which comprises of 14 islands and islets. In the last year, Archipelagos in co-operation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (after signing a Memorandum of Understanding),
Last week, students from High Schools of Pythagorio and Karlovasi, Samos, participated in the Applied Environmental Education sessions given by Archipelagos Institute for young people of the Aegean islands. At the moment, our environmental awareness activities are focused on Samos, not only because the Institute has its main research bases on the island, but also