The objective of EKBY is to promote the sustainable management of renewable natural resources in Greece and other areas of the Mediterranean basin and Europe.

   EKBY generates knowledge, provides information, raises public awareness of the need for wise use of resources; it promotes environmental education and training, submits thoroughly documented proposals. It participates in European organisations and networks and in supranational initiatives for the conservation of nature. It supports policies, which are consistent with the principle of sustainability. It maintains updated archives of information on the natural environment and protected areas of Greece.

Its priorities include: assessment of changes to ecosystems including the alterations resulting from non-sustainable human activity, and global climate change and documentation of policies and measures to avert degradation of ecosystems; halting the loss of biodiversity; restoration/rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems; ensuring adequate quantity and suitable quality of fresh water for human use and ecosystems requirements; wide-ranging transfer of knowledge of functions and values of natural ecosystems, as well as the sustainable practices which must be introduced.


Recent news

Friday, 09/11/2018

On October 30 - 31, 2018, the third meeting of the BIO2CARE project "Reinforcing protected areas capacity through an innovative methodology for sustainability" took place at Xanthi, home of the Engineering School of Democritus University of Thrace. More...


Monday, 21/05/2018

The project LIFE+ AdaptFor "Adaptation of forest management to climate change in Greece", implemented by the Goulandris Natural History Museum - Greek Biotope Wetland Center (EKBY) in collaboration with the Directorate General of Forests and Forestry Environment (YPEN), has been selected as one of the Best Projects in the European Union (completion period 2016-2017). More...


Wednesday, 20/12/2017

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LIFE ForestLife Project Building cooperation, developing skills and sharing knowledge for Natura 2000 forests in Greece

27 years EKBY


In September 30 of 2018, twenty seven years have been completed since 1991, that EKBY was founded by the Goulandris Natural History Museum, after a proposal of the European Commission and of the Greek Ministry for the Environment.

Recent updates


News - Announcements | 09/11/2018

News - Announcements | 21/05/2018

News - Announcements | 20/12/2017

News - Announcements | 25/10/2017

Library | 10/02/2017

News - Announcements | 27/01/2017

News - Announcements | 26/01/2017


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