The “Friends of the Petrified Forest” association is a legal non-profit organization founded in Mytilene in 2002 on the initiative of citizens interested in the protection and promotion of the Petrified Forest, Lesvos’ unique monument of nature.
α) The ethical and material support and general assistance of the “Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest” for the achievement of its purposes.
b) The diffusion of knowledge about the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and, more generally, the natural history of Lesvos and the Aegean in Greece and internationally to develop love and respect for the natural environment.
c) The communication and cooperation with similar Greek and international organizations.
d) The attraction of the interest of Greek and European institutions for the protection of the natural environment, the flora and fauna, ecosystems, biodiversity, biotopes and geotopes and more general ecological characteristics of Lesvian nature.
e) The support of activities relevant to the aims of the Museum, such as research, publishing, education, the organisation of seminars, congresses, exhibitions, lectures etc
f) The promotion of environmental education and the participation in educational programs.
g) The participation in research and development programs as well as the participation and assistance of institutions with similar aims.
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