July 2, 2020
During June, waterbirds belonging to protected species were discovered dead in three occasions, due to collision with power lines inside the protected area of the Mesolonghi Lagoon National Park, western Greece.
May 12, 2020
Athena” is a special –and valuable– partner for the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece; this female Turtle Dove, tagged with a satellite transmitter in Antikythira Bird Observatory last autumn, gives us the rare opportunity to follow her during her long migratory travels.
April 9, 2020
What we can do to help
April 5th to 6th was a disastrous night for migratory birds. Very strong northerly winds and low temperatures followed several days of adverse spring weather and persistent rain that had already exhausted the traveling birds, after their journey of thousands of kilometers over the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea. All this, with no insects flying, dispersed by the strong wind.
November 7, 2019
Universal opposition of environmental organizations and scientists towards pharaonic windfarm developments on protected islets
In a joint letter to the Prime Minister of Greece and the Ministry of Environment and Energy, 12 environmental NGOs and Scientific Societies call for the cancellation of catastrophic windfarm development plans which would irreversibly destroy 14 protected islets. Universities and Competent Management bodies also oppose these plans and have already given their negative expert opinions.
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.