The Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife, Anima was founded in 2005. The initial need which led to the foundation of the Association is the upgrading and modernization of the welfare and release of wild animals. The initial founding members consist of individuals with unique expertise on the protection of the natural environment and the caring for wild animals. The team is staffed by vets, environmentalists, foresters, legal advisers and specialists in various related fields.
Moreover, Anima has extended its actions to wildlife protection and to informing the general public, students, the inhabitants of underprivileged areas and economic refugees, entering dynamically in the field of environmental education.
Within the suggested actions children are taught how to enjoy nature without causing harm or nuisance to the other inhabitants of the earth. They will also learn what to do and what not to do in case of encounters with an injured wild animal, until its transportation to the wildlife rehabilitation centre.
Stefanos K. Ganotis