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Three Greek Hotels Limit Food Waste as Part of WWF Pilot Program

Three Greek hotels managed to reduce waste by up to 25 percent in four months by participating in the WWF Greece - Unilever Food Solutions initiative.

WWF’s ‘Blue Panda’ Sails to Ionian Isles to Raise Eco Awareness 

WWF's "Blue Panda" in July will be sailing to the Ionian Islands to raise awareness about the risks posed by oil and gas exploitation.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

WWF: Majority of Greeks Calling for Climate Measures Now

One in two Greek citizens believe global warming and the climate crisis must be addressed immediately and are calling for urgent measures, according to a survey by WWF Greece. 

WWF – Greek Hotels Join Forces in Fight Against Food Waste

Three Greek hotels are participating in the “Hotel Kitchen: Food has Value” initiative by WWF Greece that aims to limit food waste.

Greek Green Groups Calling on Parties to Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

Dozens of local environmental groups are calling on the Greek government and political parties to declare a "climate emergency".

Greek Environmental Groups Call for Immediate Fire Prevention Measures

Environmental groups in Greece are calling on officials to bring those responsible for the “deadliest fires in Greek history” to justice.

Athens’ Parks to Host 145 Events in June

Parks in Athens will host a series of events, including concerts, guided tours, programs for children and sports activities, for the whole month of June.

#MyBlue: New Photo Competition Showcases Beauty of the Greek Sea

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to take part in the #MyBlue photo contest and share the beauty and importance of the Greek sea.
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Tourists Disturb Guardless Caretta Caretta Nesting Ground

A lack of funding and proper organization has left a key nesting ground for the endangered Mediterranean loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), off the coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, without guards, giving free rein to organizers of day cruises.
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Environmental Groups Slam New Greek Tourism Bill

Twelve environmental organizations criticized the Greek Tourism Ministry and said it was "destroying nature" throughout Greece with the new bill for Greek tourism that was recently tabled in Parliament.

Zoning Law Causes Friction

The planned zoning law for tourism was one of the key topics for discussion at Prodexpo 2008, the ninth conference-exhibition on the utilization of real estate in Greece and Southeast Europe.

Environment Takes Front Seat At Tourism Meet

The Hellenic Tourism Organization's secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos, called the country's environment and animal protection organizations and associations to a meeting recently. He wanted their thoughts on how they and the tourism sector could best cooperate within the...

Zakynthos Marine Park To Be Established

Plans for the creation of a marine park on Zakynthos island, which is home to the unique Caretta-caretta turtle species, have been formalized with the signing of a presidential decree. The legislation aims at protecting the endangered loggerhead turtle, which uses Mediterranean...