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Aegean Wildlife Hospital in Paros

Aegean Wildlife Hospital in Paros, Greece, animal protection

The Aegean Wildlife Hospital established in Paros, Greece in 1995

  • To treat and rehabilitate all wild animals which have been injured, become exhausted during migration or have fallen ill and fortunately find their way into our care
  • To encourage the protection of the fauna through Environmental Education, which increases awareness and involvement of the entire community
  • To protect the important wildlife habitats
  • To never use euthanasia except in extreme cases
  • To insure that any animal unable to be released into its natural habitat is housed by the hospital in conditions which are secure, quiet and above all suited to its lifestyle for the term of its natural life
  • To insist that any operation or other nessessary intervention is performed only by a veterinary surgeon working in cooperation with the hospital
  • To make sure that mammals and migratory birds are released back into the environment where they were found and that migratory birds are released either at nesting sites or during migration, along migratory routes.
Aegean Wildlife Hospital in Paros, Greece, animal protection
The Aegean Wildlife Hospital is a non-profit organization. All work is carried out by volunteers. Money to run the hospital is raised by subscriptions and the donations of members and friends, one of whom could be you.

As of January 1996, the Aegean Wildlife Hospital has been a member of the European Rehabilitation Association and is in close contact with many wildlife and animal protection societies in Greece and abroad.


Future Plans
The continuous increase in the number of animals admitted and hospitalized here, make it imperative that we expand our installations. The procedure to move to bigger and better premises has already begun with the donation of a big piece of land by the monastery of Logovarda on Paros. We are currently running a fundraising campaign to secure the funds for this expansion. We intend the new establishment to be a center of respect and awareness for wildlife and the Environment.

If you find an injured wild bird

  • Immobilize it by throwing a large cloth over it
  • Find an adequately sized cardboard box and poke air holes in it
  • Keep the animal away from your face, place it carefull in the box and close it well
  • Place the box in a warm, quiet, dark and safe place. (Never leave it ourside the house. Injured animals have a unique ability to escape)
  • Call the Aegean Wildlife Hospital immediately to receive instructions on first aid and ways of sending the animal.

Note:If you find an injured mammal or reptile please call immediately for advice.

For volunteering, contributing or other information contact:
Aegean Wildlife Hospital
Marios Fournaris
844 00 Paros, Cyclades, Greece
phone & fax: +30(22840)22931
mobile: +30(94)741616, 473579

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