The Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) was established in 2003 as a non-profit organisation based in Athens, Greece with a focus on the Mediterranean region and beyond. Its vision is a world where societies prosper in harmony with nature. MedINA is the brainchild of successful architect and planner Thymio Papayannis, a visionary and leading figure in the field of environmental and cultural heritage conservation who has made a significant contribution to ecological and landscape policy and research over the past thirty years. Originally focused on the integrated management of nature and culture through three priority areas – cultural values of wetlands, landscape and Sacred Natural Sites – in time MedINA broadened its scope and now works across three interrelated pillars: nature, culture and communities.
Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of local communities by conserving and protecting their natural resources and promoting their cultural heritage.