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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: I.Foufopoulos
Communication and information dissemination

Project’s mobile exhibition

MOm, in collaboration with HOS, has created a mobile information exhibition specially designed to be on show at the project’s areas ports during the fieldwork trips. During the summer, the project’s research team sails in the “Odysseia”, MOm’s vessel, around the islands of the north Aegean. The mobile exhibition includes 6 panel exhibits: “The Audouin’s Gull”, “The Mediterranean Shag”, “The valuable small uninhabited islets”, “Actions in the Greek islands”, “Seabirds of the Greek Seas”.

Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition
Porto Koufo, Chalkidiki Molyvos, Lesvos Myrina, Lemnos
Project’s mobile exhibition
Skyros Mytilini Psara port

Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition
Eressos, Lesvos Sigri, Lesvos Myrina, Lemnos – July 2011
Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition Project’s mobile exhibition
Skiathos – July 2011 Limenas, Thasos

Limenaria, Thasos

Special exhibition in Alonnisos Information Centre

In addition to the projects mobile exhibition, a second exhibition was set and operated in MOm’s Information Centre in Patitiri, the main port of the National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades. In the Information Centre’s facilities, a special thematic corner was devoted to the project and the two target species. The exhibition included three exhibit panels containing texts and photographs that present key information on the biology and ecology of the two target species and the seabirds of the Aegean Sea, the importance of the uninhabited islets of the Aegean and basic information on project’s rational, activities and expected results. Furthermore, information material such as leaflets and posters, was also available for the visitors.

A special thematic corner
A special thematic corner devoted to the project in MOm’s Information Centre in Alonnisos © MOm

Operation of an info kiosk in the central square of the town of Zakynthos

Under the framework of the public awareness campaign in Zakynthos and the Ionian Sea, every year, from May until October, an information kiosk is operated by the TEI of Ionian Islands in the central square of the town of Zakynthos (Democracy square). The kiosk is operated in a daily basis by the students of the department of Environmental Technology and Ecology of TEI, working on volunteer basis. Project information material is available in the kiosk, as well as additional info. More than 18.000 people visited the info kiosk from June 2010 until October 2011 and were informed for the LIFE Project and seabird conservation.

Το ενημερωτικό περίπτερο του Προγράμματος στη Ζάκυνθο Το ενημερωτικό περίπτερο του Προγράμματος στη Ζάκυνθο © Α. Μαρτίνης/ ΤΕΙ
Project information kiosk in Zakynthos.

Awareness on board!

Since the summer of 2011, the Attica Group is supporting project public awareness actions by making available information material upon seabirds, the LIFE project and the importance of island and marine environment to the passengers travelling on all vessels of Blue Star Ferries and Superfast Ferries to the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Crete.

The passengers of the Attica Group’s vessels sailing together with seabirds in the Aegean archipelago, have the opportunity to observe pelagic seabirds at open sea (Cory’s Shearwaters, Yelkouan Shearwaters and if lucky European Storm Petrels) and coastal seabirds when approaching land (Audouin’s Gulls, Mediterranean Shags and Yellow-legged Gulls). A leaflet available at the reception desk will help passengers recognise seabirds and at the same time allow them to contribute to the census of seabird population in Greece, by filling in a special observation form, attached to the leaflet and handing it in at the reception desk or posting the observations at the seabird project’s website.

Project leaflets and promo poster backlit banner
Project leaflets and promo poster available in the reception of the Blue Star Ferries vessels sailing to Cyclades Backlit banner in one of the Blue Star Ferries vessels sailing to Cyclades

Distribution of project information material at selected sites in island and coastal areas of Greece

Project information material is distributed to more than 45 sites in island and coastal areas all over Greece (public authorities, educational institutions, travel agencies, private companies)

Map Info Kiosk
Map of the sites with available project information material  
Project banners in the port of Antikythira Project banners in city hall of Fournoi
Project banners at the port of Antikythira Project banners in city hall of Fournoi

Special events/ Presentations

Presentation in Skyros – August 2009

Poster invitation for the Presentation in Skyros  
Poster invitation for the Presentation in Skyros

Special event in the island of Fournoi for the celebration of the World Environment Day– June 2011

Special event in the island of Fournoi event poster Presentation during the event
Special event in Fournoi island, June 2011   Presentation during the event in Fournoi island (June 2011)

Presentation for seabirds and the uninhabited islets in collaboration with the Offshore Sailing Club of Lesvos – Mytilini, June 2011

Presentation in Mytilini event poster Puclic awareness during the special event in Mytilini
Presentation in Mytilini, Lesvos in collaboration with the local Offshore Sailing Club   Puclic awareness during the special event in Mytilini, organised in collaboration with the local Offshore Sailing Club

Special Event in Floisvos-Athens for the Celebration of the World Environment Day– June

Information stand in Floisvos   Seabird-watching
Information stand in Floisvos, Athens – June 2011   Seabird-watching in Floisvos, Athens – June 2011

Participation in the Folktale Festival in the island of Kea – July 2011

Public awareness Public awareness Public awareness
Public awareness in the Folktale Festival in the island of Kea - July 2011

Participation in the Myth and Folktale Festival in Lemnos – August 2011

Info stand in Lemnos   Poster invitation
Info stand in Lemnos, during the Myth and Folktale Festival, August 2011   Poster invitation for the 3rd Myth and Folktale Festival in Lemnos

Participation in the British Birdwatching Fair (August 2010, 2011)

Information of the visitors of the British BirdFair   Visitor information
Visitor information during the British Bird Fair

Screening of the project video to the “Open Cinema” event in Samothraki Island – August 2011

Screening of the project video  
Screening of the project video to the “Open Cinema” event in Samothraki Island – August 2011

Information kiosk in Messologi - Central Greece in collaboration with the local Sailing Club, August 2011

Information kiosk in Messologi  
Information kiosk in Messologi - Central Greece, August 2011

Participation at Ecofestival, Athens - November 2011

Visitor Information at the Ecofestival  
Visitor information during the Ecofestival - Athens, November 2011 © R. Trigou/ HOS

Media publications

Plenty of publications have been published in local, national and international media during the length of the project, aiming to inform the public on the project species, the conservation actions implemented in the project’s framework, as well as other issues related to seabird conservation, such as the algal boom in the north Aegean, etc. In addition, there is continuous reference to the project and the development of its actions in all of HOS’ regular publications (Oionos magazine, e-onos newsletter, HOS Conservation Review, etc).

Example of publications:

Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency/ The Northern Aegean Sea becomes hostile for the Mediterranean Shags

National Press “TO VIMA”/ Algal Bloom responsible for the disappearing Mediterranean Shag

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

National Press “TO VIMA”/ Sailing with Seabirds

National Press “ETHNOS”

National Magazine “ΟΙΚΟ” of KATHIMERINI National Press/ Animals in Danger: The Audouin’s Gull

HERALD TRIBUNE/ Drive Highlight Threat to seabirds pdf

National Press “ETHNOS”/ Seabirds in danger pdf

National Press “ETHNOS”/ SOS for Audouin’s Gull pdf

National Press “NEA”/ Audouin’s Gull: the flag species of the Aegean Sea pdf

National Press “Eleftheros Typos”/ The suspended step of Audouin’s Gull pdf

Local Press “Rodiak”/ Alliance for the seabirds of the Aegean Sea pdf

Thasos Local Press «Thasiaki»/ The island of Thasos protects its seabirds pdf

Thasos Local Press «Thasion Gi»/ The island of Thasos protects its seabirds pdf

Real News/ Death traps for seabirds pdf

http://www.kavalanet.gr/enimerosi/news_static/1256237767.php

http://www.thassos-nature.gr/?q=node/82

http://walking-greece.ana-mpa.gr/articleview2.php?id=10754

http://www.evdomi.gr/pub/starcms/repository/static/articles/ar_45013_1.asp

MOm magazine - Issue 45 pdf

"NOVA BEST" magazine- Issue Νο 6 - 2010/ Seabirds of the greek seas pdf
 

 

take part in the Greek seabird population census

Θαλασσοκόρακας & Αιγαιόγλαρος

LIFE Natura 2000

LIFE07 NAT/GR/000285
Concrete conservation actions for the Mediterranean Shag and Audouin's Gull in Greece, including the inventory of relevant marine IBAs

The project is implemented by the Hellenic Ornithological Society, in collaboration with the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal (ΜΟm), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), the Technological Institution (TEI) of Ionian Islands and the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), with the financial support of the European Commission and the co-financing of the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
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