News Greece

New measures to tackle bird trafficking in Greece stop an illegal trader

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:45

At the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe, Greece has seen a lot of illegal wildlife trade, normally for falconry but also for private collections. Despite the efforts of environmental NGOs, this trade is growing and conservationists are constantly seeking new ways to tackle the issue and involve the authorities.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap...

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Threatened duck species pays the price for water skiing competition

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 14:58

Over the past eight months the main breeding site of the Ferrugineus Duck in the extensive reed beds of the Pamvotis Lake in northern Greece has been illegally excavated without any environmental approval, in order to construct a waterskiing track to be used for European competitions in September.

Europe and Central Asia Greece Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 16:38

Two Egyptian Vultures have been found dead in Greece as reported by the Hellenic Ornithological Society. The deaths were caused by poisoned baits illegally placed to hunt foxes or wolves.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

Protected areas and ecotourism at risk in North Aegean islands

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 09:26

A wind farm project soon to be approved by authorities in the North Aegean islands of Lesvos, Limnos and Chios in Greece is being questioned and can only be described as ‘self-destructive’ by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Europe and Central Asia Greece

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT sustainable birdwatching tourism project

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 11:42

Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus