Campaign to Protect Greece’s Natural Heritage

Dr. Alexandros Karamanlidis, a field biologist for MOm, the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal, and ARCTUROS, Civil Society for the Protection and Management of Wildlife and Their Natural Environment, will discuss protecting Greece’s natural heritage on Friday, May 4, at 8:00pm, at the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (2815 36th Street, NW).

The talk, entitled “Race Against Time: The Campaign to Protect Brown Bears, Wolves, Monk Seals and Greece’s Natural Heritage” is presented by the Hellenic Society Prometheas and Green Hellenes.

Despite thousands of years of human activity, Greece enjoys more biodiversity than many Greeks and Greek-Americans think. Dr. Karamanlidis will discuss campaigns to protect the monk seal, brown bears, their habitats and Greece’s natural heritage at his presentation on May 4.

Admission is free but donations to MOm and ARCTUROS are encouraged.

Dr. Karamanlidis is a wildlife biologist with a special interest in the conservation of critically endangered mammals. Since 1996, he has been involved in the study and conservation of the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal, and since 2002 involved in the study and conservation of the endangered brown bear in Greece.

Dr. Karamanlidis will also be speaking at The Maliotis Center in Boston on April 26, and in NY at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the U.N. on April 30 and May 1.


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