Today, European Bird Festival and we celebrated it in Kalochori with the release of two birds of prey together with the Axios Delta National Park. This is a Kalamokirkos and a Gerakina that we treated in the previous months in our facilities. But we could not find a better day together with the Region of Central Macedonia and Echedorou Fysis for the launch of the participatory financing campaign within the BlueCrowdfunding project.

With the money raised from this campaign we want: a) to build a cage for medium-sized mammals (jackal, fox), b) to improve the operation of artificial lakes in waterfowl cages by installing an elevated tank, c) to proceed with the purchase and installation of appropriate equipment for the cleaning of oiled birds, d) to purchase cameras that will be placed in reintegration cages and artificial nests of mammals or birds so that school students can monitor their behavior and habits.

We thank the Region of Central Macedonia for choosing to support our organization. In fact, with us today at the beginning of the campaign was the vice-governor Costas Gioutikas with the authorized regional innovation councilor Nikos Tzolla.

You know that Action for Wildlife has no other resources and the participation of all of us in this effort is essential. The platform of the program is: https://el.goteo.org/project/willdlife-shelter-support

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31 organizations unite their voice for the protection of the natural environment.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day, on June 5, 2021, thirty one (31) organizations with recognized work in the protection of the natural environment in Greece, co-signed a joint text. It is the first time that such a large number of organizations set a common framework for the old and new threats against wildlife in our country.

Following is the common press release and an album with photos from the activities of the organizations ...

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On the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5, the Action for Wildlife participated in the events that took place in the area of ​​Kalochori and the mouth of the French river, in collaboration with the National Park Delta Axiou, iSea, Echedoros Fysis and Bibio of the Social Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Delta.

Specifically, in the Action we welcomed dozens of friends, walkers and cyclists, we guided them to our facilities and together we released a Gerakina after 4 months of treatment. Among the visitors were the Deputy Regional Governor of Central Macedonia Costas Gioutikas and the Regional Councilor Nikos Tzollas.

We thank the organizations we worked with and all our friends who honor us and support our difficult work!

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Around 2000 animals are brought to our facilities each year, 40 of which are usually hedgehogs.   Hedgehogs have very specific needs and frequently require a long period of care and rehabilitation, since they are usually badly injured by cars. Many of them stay in our facilities for months, until they are considered ready to be released into the wild. 

Hedgehogs are often found in forests, rural areas and shrublands. However, many are brought to us from the centre of Thessaloniki as well. They are often injured by dogs or other animals or have been hit by cars, since the spines that offer them protection cannot save them from the cars’ wheels. As a result, many hedgehogs are killed each year on our country’s roads. Moreover, they are among the most common victims of forest fires, because they cannot run very fast. In wintertime, they go into hibernation by lowering their body temperature, since it is hard for them to find worms, insects and snails, which are their main diet. 

Creating the right shelter for the rehabilitation of hedgehogs is extremely important for the following reasons: (a) to improve the living conditions of hedgehogs at our centre, (b) to help them return to the wild more quickly and (c) to increase their chances of survival after their release. 

With your valuable help, we are hoping to build an enclosure for their gradual release back into their natural habitat.

A LONG WAY TO RELEASE | Charity Crowdfunding Page with GoGetFunding

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Ellie from Great Britain came to Greece several months ago to volunteer for the Wildlife Action project. In the difficult conditions due to coronavirus, her help in the care of wild animals was invaluable. After the time had passed and she had to go back, she decided that it would be much more useful to stay in Action to help, than to go back to her country. In this desire, the Solidarity Corps Program helped, which gave the volunteer the opportunity to stay in Greece and continue to volunteer in the care of wild animals. So Ellie will continue to volunteer in the Wildlife Action in the coming months, through the European Voluntary Service of Solidarity Corps.

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2021 Calendar

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Calendar for the year 2021 with photos of animals cared by Action for Wildlife and volunteers' stories.

 

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Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/N1SRq7wK2zz

We are along the cross street intersecting the side road of the Thessaloniki-Athens highway, at the 9th km, just before the Mercedes car dealership. Following this cross street, you can find us 1km ahead, towards the sea, just after the ZAK shoe factory.

 
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