Who we are

PINDOS PERIVALLONTIKI is a civil, non-profit company based in Ioannina that operates in the wider area of Pindos for the study, management and protection of the natural and man-made environment. It was founded in 1999.


Our common ideological starting point is the sense of debt for the conservation of biodiversity on the planet and the conscious struggle against any actions that degrade nature and the quality of human life. Pindos Perivallontiki operates locally, aiming for the preservation and rational management of the huge biological wealth of the Pindos region, but also at the upgrading of culture as an integral part of it, while highlighting the quality of life of the inhabitants of the region.

Fields of activity

Public intervention for environmental protection issues.

Organization of environmental and cultural volunteering programs.

Participation in actions related to forest protection and forest firefighting.

Publication of guides, books, publications and audiovisual media related to the environment and culture.

Participation in local, interregional, national and European programs and activities related to the protection of the environment and culture.

Design and construction of supervisory material for environmental education and cultural activities.

Elaboration of studies for the rescue, protection and promotion of the natural and man-made environment.

Promoting social entrepreneurship.


Pindos Perivallontiki operates on a voluntary basis. Five points govern the way the organization works and characterize the way of thinking of the people who support it:


Every action is completely legal and every decision is taken on the basis of prudence, moderation and in favor of nature protection and the public interest.


The character of Pindos Perivallontiki is cross-party and there is no political direction or party affiliation. All citizens are free to express themselves and take initiatives aimed at protecting and managing the environment.

Self-financing of voluntary actions

Any financial resources come solely from the conscious financial support of citizens and sponsorships.

Financial transparency

No member of the organization, not even the organization itself, “makes” or abuses money. There is full transparency and complete control by the Tax Office in the management of the programs and at the end of each year there is a balance sheet of income-expenses and there is zero profit.


The “sacrifice” of time and money is the driving force of the basic environmental volume of the organization’s actions. Pindos Perivallontiki is a group of citizens open to anyone who wants to support this initiative.

People in the organization:

Yiannis Vrazitoulis


Vasilis Christou

Chief Executive Officer, Forest Protection Program Manager.

Vasiliki Kati

Biologist, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Applications & Technologies, University of Ioannina, Scientific Advisor.

Ergys Bejleri

Head of cooperation programs with Albania.

Charitakis Papaioannou

M.Sc., biologist - ichthyologist, Scientific advisor.

Panagiotis Nakos

Theatrologist - Director - Actor, Cultural Consultant.

Tziovas Konstantinos

Organization & Management in the field of social economy, environment, and culture.