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:


“Pindos Perivallontiki” performs its duties independently. Its purpose is to design and implement programs targeting to highlighting environmental problems, the nature protection and the sustainable environment management.


The financial resources come from European or national programs, sponsorships and donations. “Pindos Perivallontiki” complies with transparency and accountability.


Volunteering is the “heart” of the environmentally friendly activities. “Pindos Perivallontiki” is open to anyone who wants to support the initiative.


“Pindos Perivallontiki” is a team above all. Common targets and common vision unite us.


“Pindos Perivallontiki” is open to new collaborations, new ideas, anything that leads to a better connection with the society.

People in the organization:

Yiannis Vrazitoulis


Vasilis Christou

Chief Executive Officer, Forest Protection Program Manager.

Vasiliki Kati

Biologist, 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.

Tonia Galani

Biologist, Project Manager of Pindos Perivallontiki

Tziovas Konstantinos

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