Greek islands wildlife conservation

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Greek islands wildlife conservation

from £256
Duration: from 2 weeks to 24 months
Countries: Greece
Volunteering in a wildlife and biodiversity conservation project in the islands of Kalamos and Kastos with tours of the main island attractions and a language course in basic Greek
Summary

Greek islands wildlife conservation

The world wild places and wild life are in trouble. However in most cases we still dont have reliable information in terms of what is where for species and habitats and for their condition. This is especially true for our area in the inner Ionian where information on a variety of important types of information on both marine and terrestrial habitats. In addition to this a lack of alternative activities to ones causing destruction leads to the encroachement of an area or loss of species simply because these alternatives dont exist.Allong with these places the people that have coexisted with them for milennia in a rellative equilibrium that had allowed for the preservation of this biodiversity and their ways of life are also threatened.

Through The Kalamos and Kastos sustainable development program and the field volunteer program that supports it ,you can contribute to the work of the local grassroots organization Terra Sylvestris in collecting evidence and in developing income generating alternatives that will help protecting this unique place its wildlife, habitats and its people. At present we are collecting  information on several species  and habitats on both on sea and on land that will help in the long term preservation in the future and are also in the proccess of developing organic agriculture and permaculture alternatives through our eco-community initiative. This later activity will help reduce the ecological impact of human communities in the area in the future through the provision of an alternative model of dailiy existence which is more close to nature also.

 

 

 

The habitats we are protecting have either no real official protection status or their protection status is practically almost non existent. The prime example is  the practically non existent inner Ionian marine protected area that we are in the heart of  that has no management body and its legal status allows for the development of industrial aquaculture and trawling simply because of a lack of scientific evidence.

The species we are protecting range from the critically endangered monk seal to species of birds like the Green woodpecker and several types of birds of prey such as the golden eagle and the European wild cat.

 

By volunteering with this project you would  be helping  to make a  significant difference in a way that is both crucial and very efficient in protecting this unique place 


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Community led Wildlife conservation project in the Greek islands

Volunteering in a wildlife and biodiversity conservation project in the islands of Kalamos and Kastos with tours of the main island attractions and a language course in basic Greek

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Sellected photos of the work environment of volunteers

Sellected photos of the work environment of volunteers

The Kalamos island pine forest with the waters of the inner Ionian Archipelago, the rock formations of Kastos and the villages, a closer look at the environment of the project
Overview of the volunteer hosting  facilities in the Kalamos island biological field station

Overview of the volunteer hosting facilities in the Kalamos island biological field station

The living quarters,kitchen ,bathroom/laundry facilities and outside areas of the portion of the Kalamos island biological field station that we host volunteers in
Outside view of the Kalamos island biological field station with part of our experimental organic fruit/vegetable  farm in the foreground

Outside view of the Kalamos island biological field station with part of our experimental organic fruit/vegetable farm in the foreground

The Kalamos island biological field station from the side of the entrance to our experimental farm
Kalamos island forest photographed from the Mainland area of Akarnania

Kalamos island forest photographed from the Mainland area of Akarnania

Avocado tree growing in an experimental planting in our organic fruit and vegetable farm

Avocado tree growing in an experimental planting in our organic fruit and vegetable farm

Artichokes growing in our organic experimental farm. To be consumed by residents of the station!

Artichokes growing in our organic experimental farm. To be consumed by residents of the station!

Mediterranean Maquis shrub habitat one of our most important habitats that we work in

Mediterranean Maquis shrub habitat one of our most important habitats that we work in

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