WWF Greece works to conserve Greece's valuable natural heritage, as an integral part of the Mediterranean, and to “build” a future where humans live in harmony with nature by, conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. In order to achieve this mission, we work on two broad areas: Biodiversity and footprint. For the former, we are working to ensure that the earth's web of life - biodiversity - stays healthy and vibrant for generations to come by focusing on the protection of critical places and species. For the latter, we want to reduce the negative impacts of human activity on nature – our ecological footprint. We are working to ensure that the natural resources required for life - land, water, air - are managed sustainably and equitably.
Our activities and projects respond to five main priorities:
- To safeguard the rich biodiversity of Greece by promoting the effective operation of the national protected areas' system, the study and in situ conservation of some of the country's key ecosystems and species, and the mitigation of important and imminent threats to ecosystem health.
- To promote sustainable development, through the formulation of "green economy" proposals, the design and promotion of reforms for key sectors (e.g. energy) and the implementation of innovative techniques.
- To introduce the concept of ecological footprint in key policy agendas and reduce it in households, through activities that mobilize the public and cultivate more sustainable lifestyles and practices.
- To effectively address the environmental threats posed by policies leading to environmental deregulation and marginalization of the sustainability agenda.
As part of its overall work WWF Greece has an extensive record on marine conservation activities such as projects on endangered species (like the loggerhead turtle and marine mammals of the Greek Seas), awareness and capacity building on marine mammal conservation, marine mammals and fisheries interactions, marine protected areas and fisheries policy. We are particularly focused on the conservation of the Mediterranean Basin, through concerted action with Mediterranean WWF offices and other partners, especially in the field of the marine environment.
WWF Greece is the Greek national office of the WWF global network and has a history of more than 25 years of on-the-ground conservation projects and advocacy efforts. We are a solutions-oriented NGO that acknowledges that we can’t bring about the changes needed for a living planet on our own. That’s why we rely on partnerships and our supporters. The changes we want to see in the world can be achieved only if we join efforts with those who share our vision for a future in which people live in harmony with nature. Together Possible.