August 1, 2019
Educational material without borders for the Lesser White-fronted Goose
HOS has developed an extensive Environmental Education Programme for the Lesser White-fronted Goose that runs across northern Greece. A wide range of educational materials were produced and used as tools in order to inspire those young potential conservationists. Following the success of that Programme LWfG material was produced in Norwegian, Persian and Russian in order to reach out as wide as possible across the range of the species in the western Palearctic.
July 18, 2019
A great seabird discovery in the Aegean Sea
Long term conservation work of the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece in the Aegean has resulted in a great discovery for the most enigmatic bird of the Aegean Sea: a connection between the Storm Petrel populations in the Aegean and those of the Central Mediterranean Basin has become evident for the very first time!
April 17, 2019
"Aoos", faithful to his annual meeting with us, arrived for once more in Epirus, Greece, after traveling more than 6,000 km in about 43 days and having crossed eight countries: Chad, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Greece. After spending the winter in Chad, Central Africa, he started his spring migration for towards his breeding territory, located in an extended zone on the Greek-Albanian border, in the Aoos river valley going from Konitsa to Premeti.
November 12, 2018
One more year, the Egyptian vultures flew all the way from Africa breed in Greece. According to the results of the monitoring efforts the breeding season of 2018 showed a similar trend to that of the previous year with only exception the number of successful fledglings, which has increased.
November 11, 2018
Although the Egyptian vultures might now be wintering in Sub-Saharan Africa, poison baits continue to threat and kill Greece’s wildlife and thus the HOS/BirdLife Greece carries on with its antipoison work. Just last October, HOS’ Antipoison Dog Unit had to deal with two poisoning incidents in less than two weeks.