News Greece

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

Kiko and Kuki, bird’s best friends, need your...

Tue, 31/03/2015

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but in Greece, a couple of very

New measures to tackle bird trafficking in Greece...

Mon, 27/10/2014
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.

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura

Threatened duck species pays the price for water skiing competition

Threatened duck species pays the price for water...

Fri, 30/08/2013
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.
Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Egyptian Vultures found dead by poison in Greece

Wed, 17/04/2013
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.

Protected areas and ecotourism at risk in North...

Thu, 13/12/2012
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.

Momentum gaining in the Mediterranean for IPOT...

Mon, 23/07/2012
Partners from the International Project of Ornithological Toursim (IPOT) met for the second time to plan expansion into the Mediterranean