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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: I.Foufopoulos
LIFE project for the Seabirds of Greece
The LIFE Project «Concrete conservation actions for the Mediterranean Shag and Audouin’s Gull in Greece, including the inventory of relevant marine IBAs» is implemented by the Hellenic Ornithological Society in collaboration with ΜΟm, HCMR, TEI of Ionian Islands and SPEA in 17 Greek SPA sites during 2009-2012.
List and map of the areas where the project is implemented.
The main goal of the project is the improvement of the Mediterranean Shag’s and Audouin’s Gull conservation status in Greece, by implementing concrete conservation actions in 17 Greek SPA sites, according to the prescriptions and priorities identified by the International Action Plans for the two species
The Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii) and the Mediterranean Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii).
Photographs of the projects actions, target species and sites.
List of project publication material in a downloadable format
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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August 16, 2012
Sailing with seabirds in the Aegean Sea
Once more, the Attica Group and the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) have joined forces for the protection of seabirds in the Greek Seas.
July 23, 2012
As in previous years, during summer 2012 the mobile exhibition of the LIFE Seabird Project will embark on a journey to the islands of the North Aegean.
March 23, 2012
The weekly communication through skype with the Fourth Grade pupils of the 2nd Primary School of Pigadia in Karpathos, within the Seabird LIFE Project, resulted in children’s love of rare birds and animals of Karpathos, especially of its seabirds, and in the creation of a play about them.
August 2, 2011
The Hellenic Ornithological Society and Attica Group collaborate for seabirds
The Hellenic Ornithological Society and Attica Group have joined forces for the protection of seabirds in the Greek seas.
July 19, 2011
As in previous years, during the summer 2011, the LIFE Project's mobile exhibition for seabirds will embark on a journey to the islands of the North Aegean.

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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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