HELLENIC SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY AND PROTECTION OF THE MONK SEAL
LICENSING OF THE REHABILITATION CENTERS BY THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
At last, a three-decade-old pending issue is formally resolved. Three environmental organizations (ANIMA, ARCHELON and MOm), with decades of work in the rehabilitation of wildlife of Greece, are officially licensed by the Ministry of Environment.
This important development should rightfully be credited to the persistent effort of the Deputy Minister of Environment Mr. Giorgos Amiras and his colleagues, as well as the competent state officials who completed all the necessary administrative procedures. This event is an official vindication of MOm's thirty-five years of continuous work, during which more than 50 seals were treated and returned healthy to their natural environment.
The contribution of this difficult work to the recovery of the species in our country can be put into perspective when we consider that the total population of the species in the Mediterranean is considered to be no more than 400 individuals. We should note that MOm's rehabilitation program for this species is unique in the world!
You can read the Press Release of the Ministry here (only available in Greek): https://ypen.gov.gr/adeiodotithikan-oi-mom-o-archelon.../...