Arcturos is a Greek, non-governmental organization seeking to enhance biodiversity and sustainability in the Greek rural areas. Arcturos implements cross-border projects in order to protect mountainous ecosystems, with an emphasis on bears and large mammals, aiming at the integrated management of protected mountainous regions and the provision of expertise for natural environment interventions.
Arcturos Environmental Center, which operates in Florina prefecture, resolved the problem of captive bears and wolves in captivity in Greece and raised public awareness about large mammals.
“Forest, A source of water and life” and “The Wild-Men” are the implemented educational programmes. There are interactive presentations about the bear, the wolf and the Greek environmental issues.