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Greece had warm winter but less so than in the rest of Europe

The winter of 2019-2020 was warm for most of Greece, based on data collected by the automatic meteorological stations of the Athens National Observatory. Despite being warmer than average, the rise in temperatures did not match that seen in other European countries which, according to the European Commission's Copernicus Climate Change Service, experienced the warmest winter in the last 165 years, with temperatures 3.5 degrees warmer than the average winter temperature of the period 1981-2010.

Bear cub found dead near Florina on Friday

A male bear cub weighing just 40 kg was found dead by passing drivers at the 29th km of the Amynteo-Florina road in northern Greece on Friday.
Florina's Emergency Response Team, responsible for the management of wildlife incidents in residential areas, responded to the incident.

Florina's brown bears wake up from hibernation

The brown bears at the Arcturos shelter in Nymfeo, Florina have woken up from hibernation and currently most of them are spending several hours outside their dens. This year, the winter hibernation was shorter than in other years due to the good weather and high temperatures.