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Greek Hoteliers, Environmentalists Furious Over Shady Shoreline Bill

Greece’s hoteliers and environmental groups are up in arms over a new shoreline use law, expected to have catastrophic effects on the environment and tourism, if passed.

WWF Greece Slams Shoreline Use Bill as ‘Destructive’ for Residents and Tourism

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greece warns of the “catastrophic effects” of a new shoreline use law that was recently tabled in Greek parliament.

WWF Rings Alarm Bells Over Gas and Oil Exploration in Greece, Calls for Action

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has launched a campaign to raise awareness and support against oil and gas exploitation, which it says will have tragic repercussions.

Greece’s Revised Shoreline Use Law Takes Effect

A joint ministerial decision on a revised shoreline use law in Greece has been published in the Government Gazette ahead of the tourism season.

Zakynthos’ Caretta Caretta Turtles Happier than Ever

The world's largest hard-shelled turtle, the endangered loggerhead, also known as the Caretta caretta, is enjoying a new lease on life on the Greek island of Zakynthos, which is one of its main nesting grounds.

Tough Measures to Protect Kyparissia Shoreline, Sea Turtle

Considered one of the most well preserved coasts in Greece, and home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the Kyparissia Gulf in the western Peloponnese, has come into the spotlight after a recent government decision which toughens restrictions for the use of the shoreline.