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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: I.Foufopoulos
After LIFE…

The Seabird LIFE Project achieved a major step forward in the quest for seabirds and seabird habitat conservation in Greece. Its products, including the marine IBA inventory, assessment of seabird bycatch, communication and environmental education material, as well as all the knowledge and expertise acquired during its implementation, are already applied beyond the scope of the project: it has contributed baseline information for the extension of the Natura 2000 Network in the marine environment, supported BirdLife partners in neighbouring countries with their marine IBA identification programmes, and implemented rat eradication and Yellow-legged Gull control operations in other projects.

All these conservation actions, in association with extensive and constant communication and environmental education work make this LIFE project… more “alive” than ever! 

Read the After LIFE Conservation Plan

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Θαλασσοκόρακας & Αιγαιόγλαρος

take part in the Greek seabird population census

 Identify six seabirds at a glance!

Dark coloured, long necked and short tail

Mediterranean Shag: rounded crown, steep forehead, slender bill, thin straight neck.

Dark coloured, long wings, just above the water

Cory’s Shearwater: brown above, white below, long glides.
Mediterranean Shearwater: dark above, light below, quick wingbeats. Usually in flocks.

White coloured gull, with long wings 

Yellow-legged Gull: light-coloured bill, eyes and legs. Dark grey mantle with white edge, and black wing tips, with large white spots. Yellow bill. Most common gull.
Audouin’s Gull: dark-coloured bill, eye and legs. Light grey mantle without obvious white edge and black wing tips, with small white spots. Red bill. Typically observed close to islands and small islets.


Tiny, black, just above the water

Storm-petrel: very small, white rump like a swallow. Very rare

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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