March 6, 2014
The Hellenic Ornithological Society seeks a full-time Conservation Manager for its Department of Conservation located in Athens, Greece.
February 26, 2014
Top Level officials from the Greek Hunters Confederation publicly undermine efforts to combat illegal killing
Unprecedented declarations have publicly come forth from the highest level officials of the Hunting Confederation of Greece, aiming to protest against the Greek Ministry for Environment, Enegry and Climate Change (MEECC) for the production of the radio and television spot produced within the framework of a European LIFE project for the conservation of one of the most threatened birds in Europe, the Lesser White fronted Goose (LWfG). The Confederation is requesting the withdrawal of the TV spot, an action in complete contrast to the so called "concrete interest" of the Confederation in the protection of rare birds in Greece.
January 31, 2014
The Antikythira Bird Observatory (ABO) organises a migration monitoring programme with the use of the bird ringing method during the spring migration period (25 March – 25 May) of 2014.
January 30, 2014
The Hellenic Ornithological Society and the famous AEK FC presented their common project for the conservation and monitoring of Eagles in various Greek areas in a press conference held at the HOS Auditorium in A. Tritsis Park and attended, among others, by administration members and players of the team.
January 16, 2014
Two hooded illegal hunters riding an un-plated light vehicle led a patrol of Sidirokastro Forestry officers and Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) members on a wild chase at Lake Kerkini National Park on Saturday, 11 January 2014. The two men were hunting ducks in a Wildlife Refuge and, after they refused to pull over, they attacked the patrol.
Latest posts from the ABO blog
A new research paper on the phenology of migration and biometrics of the Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur in Greece, based on ringing data from Antikythera is just out. More info on the web page of the Journal of Natural History
A really nice technique used by Dennis Hlynsky of Rhode Island School of Desing, visualizing avian flight patterns. We picked it up from Bitacora Naturae, where it is mentioned that the technique has application in bird conservation as it could be used in collision models with wind turbines and power lines. We would add that it also has some […]
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus with birds as the primary vertebrate host. Ticks have, however, been suggested to be potential reservoirs of WNV. ABO participated in a study than investigated ticks role in the spread of the virus. Ticks, were collected from birds migrating northwards from Africa to Europe at ABO and […]
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Departure Lucile Hi everybody! Today I’m doing my last day in Vrita, Edessa and… Greece. Tomorrow I come back to France, and I feel very good because I had passed a very good time in Greece and I have lot of project in France! So lot of good energy. I would like to say thank [...]