THI Canada New Leaders Speaker Series


May 10, 2021

May 26, 2021

Virtual Event

Forests in Greece, Evolution and Present Condition

Join us for the second instalment of our speaker series Greece, Land of Diversity.

In partnership with the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, HSPN’s President and Nature photographer Nikos Petrou will introduce us to the National Parks and Forests of the Greek landscape.

Through his captivating imagery, we will be transferred to the dense foliage of the Greek forests, which vary greatly in type and flora varieties from area to area, and we will be introduced to the story of how they evolved to the state they are today. We will then be presented with the amazing biodiversity they host and the threats they face from climate change, pollution, and human interference, followed by a discussion on opportunities and plans to ensure their preservation.

Keynote speaker

Nikos Petrou

Greek Naturalist, Nature Photographer & Author

Nikos Petrou is a well known naturalist, nature photographer and author. Since the late 1980s he has been photographing nature and wildlife, travelling extensively throughout Greece and other countries. To date, he has published 15 major books, the result of long years of research and fieldwork. He also systematically publishes articles, mostly on current environmental issues, and is a frequent speaker at seminars, conventions and symposia, in Greece and abroad.

During these years he has also been involved in conservation, mainly with the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Since 2005 he is a member of the HSPN Board of Directors and, after 2009, he is continuously elected its President. He is also responsible for overall coordination of its European and international projects. Since 2016 he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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