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7.000 €

The challenge

The Cyclades region is rich in flora and fauna. Unfortunately, locals and visitors often have little knowledge about the natural environment and biodiversity, including the care needed for injured wildlife animals. Addressing the lack of knowledge about the natural environment and biodiversity in the Cyclades, as well as the need for resources to assist with animal rehabilitation is crucial.

The solution

Actions such as educational and community engagement initiatives for students and tourists, training programs and workshops for locals and volunteers on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation techniques, and establishment of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers are crucial steps in addressing the challenge of lack of knowledge about the natural environment and biodiversity, as well as providing resources to assist with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Driven by this need, CPF has supported ALKYONI to continue its valuable work, by covering running expenses, such as animal food, and fundraising actions, such as the revamp of their website, which contribute to the sustainability of the organisation.

If you are interested in the work of ALKYONI, watch the documentary ‘RELEASE OF WINGS’.

You may be also interested in learning more about the “Cyclades Care for Wildlife” program here

About the Grantee

The Aegean Wildlife Hospital (ALKIONI) was founded in 1995 in collaboration with existing facilities on Paros and a number of partners throughout Greece. Their primary aim remains to treat all wild animals which arrive, injured and weak, at their hospital and to reintegrate them back into nature. To date, more than 17,000 wild animals (of which most have been birds), have been taken in at the ALKYONI hospital. Approximately 60% of these have returned to the wild.