Wildlife rehabilitation

(2020) 7.000€ awarded

In 2018, we granted Alkyone in order to create  a first aid informative kit for injured animals and share it with schools, municipalities, forestries and port authorities across the Cyclades.
We are proud to announce that the CPF recently approved a new grant for the Wildlife Hospital for covering Alkyone’s rehabilitation costs, while we managed to identify additional funds through private donors to support them repair their facilities. Furthermore, due to the pandemic -19, the CPF decided to support Alkione, with an additional grant that will allow them to invest human resources that will work on a sustainability plan for the next years.

The Aegean Wildlife Hospital treats and rehabilitates hundreds of injured wild animals found in the region and encourages the protection of the fauna through Environmental Education. They are doing an excellent work and we are all  grateful for their hard work to protect the wildlife all these years.  They measure success more in terms of effective treatment and release of his small patients – the Hospital has an overall release rate of at least 60% and the animals and birds are always released to their natural environment or on migratory routes.

Alkyone is an accredited member of the European Wildlife Association while the number of awards that have been given to the Alkyoni reflect and highlight the immeasurable value of the work that has been done. All the work is carried out by volunteers and running costs are covered by donations of friends and members, fundraising and sponsorship.

Photo credit: Alkyone, Aegean Wildlife Hospital

Watch here the documentary RELEASE OF WINGS partly dedicated to the work of our partner:

János Déri and Marios Fournaris both have spent 25 years of their lives saving birds. Two aging “medicine men” with strange pasts and attitudes who work in their own bird hospitals adamantly, 1800 kilometres from each other, leaning only on the goodwill and financial support of strangers. János is an acclaimed veterinarian at the Hungarian Hortobágy, while Marios taught himself the healing of birds on a small Greek island, Paros. They receive injured, electrocuted, illegally shot, sick birds daily. Their stories interweave.

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