Flocks of flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) 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 height.
Investing in education, knowledge and environmental awareness among young people – the Aegean Seed Bank of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation continues working for another year with schools around Greece. An important initiative is the creation of school gardens, which are grown from local varieties of seeds which are being stored in the Seed Bank.
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),

Jackal rescue!

Yesterday morning, Archipelagos Marine Institute received numerous calls from residents of Samos Island about an injured jackal that was found on the edge of a road near to Vathy city.     Researchers of Archipelagos Institute went immediately to give first aid to the scared animal and transported it to a local veterinary clinic where
Last week, Archipelagos Institute’s Rapid Response Unit were called out to recover two more stranded rare marine species: a Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and a Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta). The unit were informed by both local residents and the Port Authority of Samos and the recovery occurred in shallow waters off the North coast
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
Students are also involved in experiments on genetic modification of products, as well as watching educational videos (in which hybridization, genetic engineeringand in vitro cultivation appear as ways of improving natural crop production); at the end of this “learning” process, they are asked to give the “right” answers. From the very beginning, Archipelagos, Institute of