Greece Not kidding: Goats outnumber humans 12-to-1 on this Greek island

With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls, and rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands.

There are no package holidays here or even a reliable ferry service to the mainland. Island authorities hope to turn it into an internationally recognised nature reserve – but that nature is under threat from droves of some insatiable assailants.

Goats outnumber human inhabitants 12-to-1 and are munching stretches of Samothraki into a moonscape.

Semi-wild, they roam across the island roughly three times the size of Manhattan. Their unchecked overgrazing is causing crisis-level erosion.