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About MedINA
The Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) was legally established in September 2003 as a non-profit organization, based in Athens, Greece. Its mission is to contribute to a harmonious relationship between Anthropos (Humankind) and Nature by working on their interface, particularly in the Mediterranean Region, through research, action and awareness raising.

Our work aims at contributing to the following broad objectives:

  • Encouraging a better understanding of the inextricable relationship between nature and culture.

  • Developing integrated approaches to the management and conservation of natural and cultural heritage.

  • Promoting, supporting and applying best practices specifically related to the wise use of natural resources and cultural heritage.

  • Encouraging a greater integration among the complex and interacting components of sustainability, namely culture, environment, society and economy.
MedINA's activities are supported financially by donations from individuals and foundations (especially the MAVA Foundation for Nature) and by public, project-related funds.