Europe and Central Asia

Greece - Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1982
Members: 450
Staff: 20
Themistokleous 80, Athens, GR, GR-10861
Tel. + Fax +30 210 822 7937, 822 8704


Mission of the organisation

  • To protect IBAs, globally threatened species and priority habitats in Greece
  • To advocate sustainable development
  • To provide advice to government authorities
  • To promote interest in the conservation of wild birds through public awareness programmes

Key Activities

  • Important Bird Areas campaigns, advocating site conservation
  • Research programme on globally threatened species
  • Design and promote management strategies and plans to conserve Important Bird Areas
  • Environmental education
  • Organising public events with the purpose of promoting the enjoyment of birds to a wide range of people
  • Continued with the conservation program of the Bearded Vulture in mainland Greece and the island of Crete, and the conservation program of the White-headed Duck on Vistonis lake
  • Began the conservation program of five raptor species
  • Confirmed the IBA Programme
  • Implementated management plans for Evrota Delta and Gialova Lagoon in South Greece, and Aliki "Psili ammos" on the island of Samos
  • Continuation of Information Centre in Athens and Amvrakikos