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AEGEAN MARINE LIFE SANCTUARY

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A model sanctuary where expert care and rehabilitation will be provided to sick and injured marine animals in and around the Greek islands and formerly captive dolphins can thrive in a natural environment.

Through the creation of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary (AMLS), we aim to bring back respect to dolphins and other marine life in need, combining innovation with high standards of animal welfare, in a pristine natural location. The AMLS model aims to be a cost-effective, sustainable and innovative solution to a global problem, that is replicable and scalable, situated on the Greek island of Lipsi, in the Southeastern Aegean. The AMLS is in process of being created in the first country in history to protect dolphins by law: in ancient Greece dolphins were believed to be messengers of Poseidon, if a person was caught killing a dolphin the result would be the death penalty.

Aims & Mission

Values

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Rescue & Rehabilitation

A mission to rescue marine mammals in distress and provide a quality refuge for their recovery and rehabilitation.

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Pioneering Research

An international research center where dolphins can be studied in a regulated, natural environment.

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Sustainability

A sanctuary powered solely by renewable energy with a minimal plastic and carbon footprint.

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Replicability

A model sanctuary that can be globally replicated and scaled to local conditions and different budgets.

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Innovation

Compelling positive change by setting international standards through innovative protocols and practices.

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Community Engagement

Dedicated to raising awareness and engaging local communities in the implementation of conservation solutions.

The AMLS
Soon to be operational as a rehabilitation centre
Sanctuary Bay
Impressive fish biodiversity within the sanctuary bay
Innovative Projects
AMLS Posidonia oceanica seagrass replanting
Marine Mammals
Bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat
Environmental Monitoring
Biodiversity assessments of the sanctuary bay
Research Team
Archipelagos research team monitoring cetaceans in the open sea
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