THE KATELIOS GROUP FOR THE RESEARCH AND PROTECTION OF MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL LIFE
Short name: KATELIOS GROUP
The Katelios Group was founded in 1994 and consists mainly of local people with an interest in the long-term future of the Islandof Kefalonia. The Group is concerned with researching and protecting the dramatically declining physical environment and aims through its activities to find solutions to local environmental problems and to promote sustainable development, by working with interested organisations and individuals. The Group has experience in developing and running externally funded projects and currently runs one European Voluntary Service Project, (which are funded by the European Commission and the General Secretary of Youth (Ministry of Education) Greece) The “Kefalonian Conservation Project” – concerning the research and protection of marine turtles, Caretta caretta, on the nesting beaches of Kefalonia andthepromotionof sustainable tourism.
The Group also runs an Environment and Culture Centre that displays environmental information, which is used for holding meetings, presentations as well as evening classes. The Group has experience in developing and running: 1, presentation programs and festivals, in order to raise public awareness; 2, education programs and projects (for both children and adults) and 3, developing and undertaking scientific research projects.
Organization Type: Non-governmental, Non-profit
Activities: Advocacy, Conservation, Education, Monitoring, Outreach, Research, Stranding