Housing and short history
Action for Wildlife is homed at new settlements at Delta of Axios, 9km of Thessaloniki - Athens.
Following is a short chronicle of the group’s housing adventure.
1990 : Wild animals are treated in volunteers’ houses. First attempts for organised wildlife treatment in a warehouse in Kalohori.
1998 : Organised wildlife treatment as EKPAZ’s first aid station in Thessaloniki in a rented ground floor flat in Ampelokipi.
2000 : Moved to another rented flat in Ampelokipi.
2008 : The Prefecture shuts down the station in Ampoelokipi and wildlife treatment is carried out in volunteers’ houses. This takes a toll on individuals (personal time and money) and on the group (hypofunction of the group), but above all on wildlife treatment.
2009 : Founding of the organisation «Action for Wildlife». Wildlife treatment continues to be carried out in volunteers’ houses but simultaneously efforts to find a roof are intensifying. The state is indifferent with the exception of a few environment-conscious employees.
2010 : «Action for Wildlife» finds a roof in Mikropolis where other groups with shared ideas and activities are active. The group is growing in numbers and participating in many actions.
2014 : The Municipality of Delta builds a place suitable for wildlife treatment and rehabilitation in Kalohori which is granted to «Action for Wildlife». Unfortunately, heavy rainfalls have rendered the place temporarily inaccessible.
2015: Temporarily we settle at Social Centre / Immigrants Palce at 23 Ermou street.
December 2015: We move to new settlements at Delta of Axios, 9km Thessaloniki - Athens, next to Kalochori. Therefore, you may bring there any injured animals you find.