Who we are

Who we are…

Maria Panagiotopoulou, Forester – Ornithologist, M.Sc.

Maria has graduated from the School of Forestry and Natural Environment of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Since 1986 she has been active in the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Greece and for almost three decades she has done ornithological research and conservation work in major wetlands of North Greece (Nestos Delta, Vistonida Lake, Thracian lagoons, Evros Delta, Lakes Koroneia, Volvi and Kerkini, Axios Delta), in mountainous areas (Rhodhopi Mts., Voras Mt., Parnassos, Oiti e.t.c.), but also in the North Aegean seascape. She completed her first Master’s Degree (Biology School of AUTH) on Corry’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea and her second Master’s Degree in the Ecology Department of Lund University, Sweden, on population and evolutionary ecology. She has led numerous bird groups of American, Dutch, English and Greek birders in Greece and in the Balkans.

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Nicolas Jury, Historian

Nicolas is a writer of French travel guides, specialized for Balkan countries : Greece, Albania, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina…  He has degrees in history and journalism and, in another life, he was a culinary journalist and correspondent for Le Figaro in Athens. He speaks English and French.

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