About this project
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Equipement for treating seabirds polluted from oil
The amount corresponds to the equipement for treating seabirds polluted from oil (Sink, pipes etc).
Development of a reintegration cage for medium - sized mammals
The cage for the re-integraiton of medium - sized mammals will serve the reintegration of foxes, jackal, badgers.
Infrastructure to host waterfowl
The amount corrreponds to a water tank and the necessary material (piping etc) in order to provide water for the hosted waterfowl.
Cameras for wildlife monitoring
The cameras will allow the monitoring of wildlife in their nests/cages without disturbances. The cameras will allow schoolchildren to remotely observe treated animals, as well as researchers in their work.
Wages for the installation of the equipement for treating seabirds polluted from oil
The amount corresponds to the wages for the installation ofthe equipement for treating seabirds polluted from oil (Sink, pipes etc).
Wages for the installation of the infrastucture for waterfowl hosting
The amount corrreponds to the installation of the water tank and the necessary material (piping etc) in order to provide water for the hosted waterfowl.
General Expenses for wildlife treatment - Support us with the necessary
The amount corresponds to general expenses for wildlife treatment, including para-pharmaceutical material and other consumables. This is the necessary to continue providing quality treatment.
General Expenses for wildlife treatment - Triple our capacity
The amount corresponds to general expenses for wildlife treatment, including para-pharmaceutical material and other consumables. We need 2000 euros in order to provide quality treatment, but with this 4000 euros more we will be able to support many more animals. Support us to increase our capacity,
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Action for Wildlife is the only organization in the Region of Central Macedonia that deals with the care and reintegration of wild animals.
Active as an association since 2009 treats 2000 birds, small mammals, and reptiles per year , and is supported by donations.
To expand its scope and improve the treatment that it provides, Action for Wildlife needs your support!
The crowdfunding campaign aims to offer better treatment to wildlife through:
- the development of new infrastructure
- the procurement of appropriate equipment and consumables for the care of hospitalized animals.
The project will make it easier and more effective to restore the health of seabirds that have been polluted by oil or grease.
The shelter mainly supports wild animals that live in the Delta of the rivers Axios, Gallikos, but also accepts animals from all over Northern Greece.
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
Action for Wildlife has a very clear plan about what will be improved with your support. All actions address needs that were identified through the team's years of experience in wildlife treatment and reintegration.
With support Action for Wildlife will:
Procure and install appropriate equipment for cleaning oiled/greased birds. For this purpose, we will repurpose existing space in our facilities. The action includes the procurement of a suitable type of sink for large and medium-sized birds, water heater, re-plumbing, anti-slip floor, drying area with thermometers and electric blankets.
Creation of a cage for the restoration of health and reintegration of medium-sized mammals (fox, jackal, badger). It will have dimensions of about 4 meters wide, 10 meters long and 3.5 meters high.
Procure consumables (medicines, para-pharmaceuticals, food) for the care of the animals under treatment.
Install an elevated tank for water collection in order to fill the lakes of aquatic birds. The tank will have a capacity of 3000-5000 litres and will be placed in a base that will be constructed for this purpose. The action also included the relevant components for installation (pipes, valves, etc.).
Install animal monitoring cameras in reintegration cages and artificial nests of mammals or birds.
Why this is important
Action for Wildlife operates a wildlife hospital in Sindos, Thessaloniki, and as a group has a long-lasting presence. The need to support its actions is crucial since such cases cannot be treated elsewhere throughout the Region of Central Macedonia.
The actions have a critical direct impact on the well-being of the protection of wildlife since the group is supporting animals from all over Northern Greece. Action for Wildlife accepts animals from Evros and Limnos island, all the way to Corfu and Lefkada.
Additionally, the actions also have an indirect impact since the wildlife hospital provides outstanding opportunities for :
- educational activities, for all different levels.
The installation of cameras will allow schoolchildren to monitor animals without being a disturbance to wildlife, while they can provide invaluable data for research purposes.
Action for Wildlife is an association since 2009, but its members are active in wildlife care since the '90s. Sacrificing their time to provide care to wildlife, in many cases they supported their actions through their own pockets. Nowadays the association, includes several members and supporters, that all volunteer their time.
The interdisciplinary group has long experience in wildlife management and have successfully implemented projects, including a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Stavros Kalpakis, is currently the president of the association. He is an agronomist with studies in ecology and ecosystem management. He is active in wildlife treatment and reintroduction for more than 30 years. He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in the field of ecosystem management and biodiversity.
Pinelopi Karagianni, is a member of the association and biologist with postgraduate studies in ornithology. She's working on wildlife management and has been active in wildlife treatment and reintroduction for more than 15 years. Pinelopi has published her work in peer review journals and conferences on issues within the fields of environmental and ecosystem management, as well as biodiversity.
Stavros Kalpakis and Pinelopi Karagianni will be core members of the implementation team.