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Valia Calda National Forest in N. Greece is burning for 12th consecutive day

The wildfire in the national forest of Valia Calda on the mountain of Pindos Northern Greece, continues to burn for 12th consecutive day. Valia Calda, a unique wildlife refuge, is home of over 80 bird species several of them protected. Eagles, hawks, falcons, otters, roe deer, wildcats, bears and more …

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Prosecutor files against Thessaloniki hospital for discarding waste in protected wetland

Τhe public prosecutor of Thessaloniki filed a case against the general manager of Ippokratio hospital for discarding mattresses and rubble to the river Gallikos, a NATURA 2000 protected wetland, beginning of the year. Τhe issue turned into ping-pong ball between the Hospital and the Municipality and led to tragic-comic situations. …

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“Greece’s Next Top Model” fined for shoot in NATURA protected Elafonisos dunes

TV Reality Show “Greece’s Next Top Model” got fined 3,000 euro for conducting a shoot by driving a 4X4 on the sandy beaches of the tiny island Elafonisos, which is a NATURA 2000 area. The fine was imposed as, according to a relevant Recommendation of the Department of Environment and …

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Ankara claims “not doubt about Turkish sovereignty” over Imia islets

“The legal status of Imia is firmly established. Greek sovereignty over Imia is a given and beyond doubt,” Greek Foreign Ministry said on Saturday commenting on an unbelievable statement by the Turkish Foregin Ministry that raises …objections that the Imia islets in the Aegean are included in the “Natura 2000” …

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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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