There are protection measures in place for just 3% of Greek marine protected areas.
In Greece, 20% of seas and 28% of land are part of the Natura 2000 European Network.
It is estimated that the benefits from the Natura 2000 region may be in the range of 200-300 billion euros a year.
Ιn Sekania, Zakynthos, we care for this unique beach so that it can forever remain a hospitable nursery for Caretta caretta turtles; and we are present day and night at Gyaros, which is home to 12% of the global population of the endangered Mediterranean Monk seal. WWF Greece also participates in the Management Agencies of the National Parks of Mount Parnitha, Zakynthos, Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli, and Prespes Lakes, contributing to the sound management of these areas.
We closely monitor legislative developments and we play an active role in public debates and consultations regarding legislative initiatives put forward by the competent ministries. In partnership with other NGOs, we implement targeted political interventions, submitting proposals guided by science-based facts, and we propose solutions, ultimately aiming at implementing effective protective measures for species and habitats within the protected areas.