Mother bear with 2 cubs shot dead near Konitsa

A mother bear and her two cubs have been shot dead near Konitsa in Greece's Epirus region. The incident was reported to Arcturos, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the brown bear, on Sunday after the lifeless bodies were discovered alongside the road connecting the cities of Ioannina and Kozani.

Baby roe deer with broken leg found in northern Greek forest

A roe deer calf just a few days old was found with a broken leg by hunters on Mount Paiko, in northern Greece, and taken to the Arcturos wildlife shelter for treatment, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

The animal, named Thomas by its saviors, was first taken by the hunters to a vet in Giannitsa.

Bear cubs wake up from hibernation in Nymfaio

One year old bear cups, Bradley and Cooper, named after the famous Hollywood star, eat after waking up from winter hibernation, during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in the village of Nymfaio, located near Florina, in northern Greece. The picture was taken on April, 2020. [Arcturos/Handout via Reuters]

Dozens of dogs poisoned in 10 days

More than 50 dogs were fatally poisoned within the space of 10 days in villages of the regions of Florina and Amyntaio in northern Greece, according to reports received by the Arcturos wildlife protection group, the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Callisto nature conservation organization from locals and livestock breeders.

Conservation society condemns mass poisoning of dogs in Florina

The Arcturos brown bear conservation society has reported and condemned the mass poisoning of dogs in the northern Greek region of Florina, where the organization is headquartered.

In a post on social media, Arcturos reported that at least 26 dogs - the majority working dogs belonging to local shepherds - were found poisoned to death in the areas of Sklithro, Aetos and Nymphaio.