July 21, 2014
The Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr Nikolaos Tagaras, with an unjustified, unsubstantial and illegal decision decided to modify the boundaries of the wildlife refuge of "Kitros Salt Lake," in Korinos, Pieria.
July 9, 2014
One of the most important Puffinus yelkouan rookeries was discovered in Gyaros, Greece, in a joint mission of the Hellenic Ornithological Society and WWF Greece. This important discovery was made during a research mission for the recording of the avifauna, which took place within the framework of the preparatory actions of the CYCLADES LIFE program.
July 4, 2014
The period of applications for volunteers that wish to participate in the Antikythira Bird Observatory program for the autumn migration period has started!
July 3, 2014
Complaint of Environmental Organizations to Non Transparent Privatization of the Beach Sahara, in new Heraclea, Halikidiki
On June 26 2014, environmental organizations Callisto, MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Action for Wildlife and Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki lodged a complaint to all responsible parties regarding the ecological disaster that took place at the beach "Sahara", in Halkidiki.
July 2, 2014
Summer volunteer programs with the operation of information kiosks are organized by the HOS again this year to inform the public about the protection of wild birds and their habitats. The information kiosks will be held in Syros island, Mytilene, Zakynthos, Corfu and Sani ,Halkidiki. The Antikythira Bird Observatory will open as well to monitor birds during autumn migration.
Latest posts from the ABO blog
Weather changes: first day of full cloudy sky since this count began, 16 days ago. The wind was from SW and grew stronger in the afternoon. A thunderstorm was over Kythira and here we had rain in the last hour of monitoring. The thunderstorm might have prevented the birds from flying. The count: 3 Honey […]
Today it was a cloudy one, with northwesterly winds and quite a few migrating raptors. An interesting day as we had a good passage of falcons and a Short Toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus, Φιδαετός), the first in this season. Also, as expected, a few Marsh Harriers. In total, we counted:1 Short- toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) […]
The wind finally dropped and changed to a mild northwesterly, but only at the end of our day of monitoring. The count from today: 3 Black Kites (Milvus migrans); 3 Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)11 Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) At least one juvenile Hobby (Falco subbuteo) is stopping over on the island and also a juvenile […]
Latest blog posts by the volunteers at Agras
One summer in Greece ! My last blog was about the departure of the boys. Since then, a lot of things have happened. It was a sunny, hot summer, full of new acquaintances and travels ! “Pame kalokairi” First we had our second seminar, at the end of July. It was still in Athens in [...]
Welcome to Vryta! I’m Mari-Liis and I am from Estonia. I am new EVS volunteer in Agra-Vryta wetland project. I started my EVS already in June in Gialova lagoon project. This is also HOS project. And there we had work with bird monitoring, public awareness and Chameleon protection. Gialova is in South-Greece. In Gialova I [...]
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 [...]