Lily Venizelos

President at MEDASSET

Wrong Lily Venizelos?

Last Updated 9/12/2017

General Information


Member  - International Union for Conservation of Nature

Member  - IUCN-Species Survival Commission

Member  - Marine Turtle Specialist Group

Board of Trustees Member  - Greek Animal Welfare Fund

Scientific Advisory Board Member  - SWOT Contact

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The Board -

Lily Venizelos
VICE PRESIDENT Lily Venizelos VICE PRESIDENT Roger graduated with a Zoology degree from Leeds University followed by a PhD at Exeter University based on Mediterranean Sea turtles and Environmental Education that was largely inspired by his association with MEDASSET and the support and enthusiasm from Lily Venizelos.

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The Team

Lily Venizelos, Founder and President
Founder and President of MEDASSET, conservationist Lily Venizelos, has devoted over two decades to the conservation, study and protection of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean. She is a member of the Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG) and of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 1987, in recognition of her conservation efforts, she received one of the first UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme, 'Global 500' Awards and has received various national and international awards and distinctions since.

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GAWF - Board of trustees

Lily Venizelos
Lily Venizelos Lily Venizelos is the founder and President of MEDASSET - Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles - an international NGO working for the study and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean, through scientific research, environmental education, political lobbying and raising public awareness. In 1987, she received one of the first 'Global 500' Awards from UNEP in Nairobi and has received various other awards and distinctions since. From 1983 she single-handedly campaigned worldwide to raise awareness of the plight of the loggerhead sea turtles nesting in Laganas Bay, on the island of Zakynthos, Greece. As a result, legislation was passed and the area was established as a National Marine Park in 1999.

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