We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment | In Greek [LINK]
World Environment Day, June 5th, 2021
Having entered the third decade of the 21st century, we are now facing a multifaceted environmental crisis – a biodiversity crisis and a climate crisis – in Greece and around the world.
The environmental crisis is no longer “the exaggeration of a few scientists and some nature lovers”. Nor are the struggles of all those who for decades act locally but think globally treated as “quaint”.
The many small victories for wildlife conservation, bringing about changes in the patterns of coexistence with the natural environment, as well as changes in consumption and production behaviors and practices, combined with scientific evidence, have paved the way for a different tomorrow with a vision for humans and nature.
Today, thirty-one (31) organizations and bodies for the protection of the natural environment in Greece unite our voice with people around the world who call for action before it is too late, and express our deep concern about what is happening in our country:
We call on the Government and political parties, institutions, the scientific community and civil society to take initiatives, as a matter of priority, on a truly national plan for the protection of the natural environment.
We are ready to contribute, as much as we can, with our experience and our knowledge.
Action for the Wildlife,
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature,
Hellenic ORNITHOLOGICAL Society
Corinth and Patras Gulf Union for the Protection of the Environment “Nireus”,
Society for the Protection of Prespa,
Cetacean Research Institute Pelagos
Natural History Museum of Crete,
Ecological Recycling Society, Ecological Movement of Drama,
Magnesia Environmental Initiative,
Roi – Citizens For Streams,
Association for the Protection of Health & Environment of the Health Center of Chalandritsa,
The Green Tank,