News Greece

Marine IBA inventory in Greece just published!

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 11:15

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) has just published its national inventory of marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) presented in the book Important Areas for Seabirds in Greece.

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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.

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European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

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Ornithological tourism project kicks off with meeting in Barcelona

Sat, 28/01/2012 - 11:34

A two-year project promoting responsible and sustainable birdwatching tourism among birds and their habitats has begun.

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Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:03

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

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A new bird species was discovered in… Athens!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 07:23

A group of birdwatchers – members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society – woke up at dawn the 1st May in order to see the new bird species for Greece: the Pallas's Warbler

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The Greek IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:12

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Greece with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

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Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 09:13

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) is one of the largest membership based conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece. In order to monitor the many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) scattered around the country, HOS needs a network of volunteer ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, to gather information and eventually act to protect sites.

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