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2 Arcturos is a non-profitable and non governmental organization, founded in 1992, the aim of which is to protect the environment, the wildlife and the natural habitat by scientific means.

3 The animals which Arcturos protects are: The brown bear (Ursus arctos), the wolf (Canis lupus), the otter (Lutra Lutra), the wild goat (Rupicapra rupicapra balkanica) and the Greek sheep dog (Canis Familiaris).

4 Chortiatis 570: Chortiatis 570: A newspaper in Thessaloniki, named after Mount Chortiatis. There is an “ecological section”, but the website is not available in English. Animal Welfare Society “ARGOS”: Animal Welfare Society “ARGOS”: Website of the Animal Welfare Society “ARGOS”. Dogs are its subject. Available in English. Association of Local Authorities of Greater Thessaloniki Area: Association of Local Authorities of Greater Thessaloniki Area: Local Authorities Association for the management of environmental matters in the area of greater Thessaloniki. We have quoted some of the ecological organizations of Thessaloniki, and in a wider circle some of Greece’s organizations, their websites and a short description.

5 Panhellenic Teachers Union for Environmental Training Panhellenic Teachers Union for Environmental Training Union of teachers all over Greece for students’ training on environmental issues. Not available in English. Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki Website of the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki. It is the oldest environmental association in Greece. Not available in English. Greek Greenpeace website: Greek Greenpeace website: The Greek website of Greenpeace, with environmental issues of our country. Not available in English.

6 A fire broke out in the Seih Sou forest on Friday, August 26th 2011, at 14:20. The reason? Dried grass as there had been no rain for at least 2 months. Seaplanes, firefighters and volunteers fought for 5 hours to restrict the fire, as a great forest in the region of Thessaloniki was heading straight to total destruction. For years we have been complaining that the forest of Seih Sou needs people to look after it every day and not just occasionally. The club “The Union” calls the municipalities of the area to take up the forest’s protection, as it is the only one close to our city. It is worth noting that in July 1997 a conflagration broke out, and 55% of the forest’s spread was burnt. The burnt trees were restored by the Forestry Services and other sectors.

7 This beautiful picture of the Seih Sou forest was taken before the recent fire… This is how the forest looks now.

8 Luckily, the fire brigade and volunteers helped Captions (1)Volunteers try to restrict the fire with branches (2)Firefighters put out the fire with a fire hose (3)A Canadair CL-215 airplane sprays water over the fire (4)Volunteers put out a hearth with the use of branches (5) (6) Volunteers on patrol with motorcycles and providing overwatch to prevent future fires Captions (1)Volunteers try to restrict the fire with branches (2)Firefighters put out the fire with a fire hose (3)A Canadair CL-215 airplane sprays water over the fire (4)Volunteers put out a hearth with the use of branches (5) (6) Volunteers on patrol with motorcycles and providing overwatch to prevent future fires 4 6

9 Thermaikos Gulf: Volunteers cleaned Kappa coast – actions have taken place under the motto: «To swim with our friends and not with our litter»

10 The cleaners of the Municipality of Thessaloniki had a long strike 6 months ago due to the fact that they had not been paid for their overtime. These were the results.Fotrunately they stopped.

11 As long as recycling is concerned, the Association of Local Authorities of Thessaloniki have organized two programs in order to motivate the citizens’ ecological conscience.

12 The first program aims to promote recycling in schools. The students are encouraged to use the special bins for recycling paper, plastic, batteries and electric/electronic devices.

13 The second one promotes recycling in summer camps. Through this program campers learn to recycle their litter instead of leaving it out in the nature.

14 Thank you very much !! The eco-team of the 4th Senior High School of Thessaloniki.


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