Biodiversity and natural resources

Growing pressure on the withdrawal of article 219

There is growing pressure on the article 219 of the bill of the Ministry of Development and Investment. A most important development is the announcement by the Nature 2000 Committee, the central scientific advisory body on biodiversity conservation in Greece, calling on the withdrawal of the article, that was issued yesterday. The announcement came after an urgent appeal by 23 NGOs, including the Green Tank, that was handed to the new Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, who addressed a greeting to

Biodiversity policy developments

Ioli Christopoulou was an invited speaker to the online event titled “Policy and implementation of biodiversity conservation in Greece” organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Biodiversity conservation among the challenges of the new year

Comment by Ioli Christopoulou and reference to the Green Tank report “Priority to nature: An assessment of the implementation of Greece’s National Biodiversity Strategy” in an article on the environmental challenges of the new year, published in the Sunday edition of TO VIMA.

Unprotected habitats in high television viewing

The Green Tank co-signed the joint press release and the complaint submitted to the relevant authorities regarding the incident of wheeled vehicles on the sand dunes of the Natura 2000 site in Elafonisos, in Southern Greece that was broadcast to the TV show “Greece’s Next Top Model (GNTM) 3”.

Does Greece give priority to nature?

To what extent has Greece responded to its biodiversity commitments? The new report titled «Priority to nature: As assessment of the implementation of Greece’s National Biodiversity Strategy” which was launched today by the environmental think tank, the Green Tank assess the implementation of Greece’s National Biodiversity Strategy and its first Action Plan.