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Books published by the Hellenic Ornithological Society

CONCISE GUIDE: Impacts of works and activities on birds and their habitats

Avifauna habitat management Avifauna habitat management
Consultant and Editor: Dr. Dionysia Hatzilacou
Publication: Hellenic Ornithological Society, financed by the Ministry of the Environment
ISBN: 960-85597-9-0, Pages: 345

Language: Greek

The first part of this unique book analyzes the protection regime for birds in Greece, the impacts of large scale works and certain other activities on birds, while the second part presents habitat management issuesto the benefit of the bird fauna...

KYTHIRA: On the path of the birds

KYTHIRA: On the path of the birds Author: Theodore Komninos
Publication: Hellenic Ornithological Society, Cytherean Studies Society
ISBN: 960-85503-3-5 Pages: 127

Language: Greek

This edition is a valuable aid to anyone who wishes to get better acquainted with a very important part in the birds’ life, shch as their yearly migrations and their local moves in the Lakonikos gulf, Kythira and Antikythira, as well as to approach a part of Kythira unknown to most people: its nature.


Thessaloniki of the birds

Thessaloniki of the birds Publication: Hellenic Ornithological Society, Thessaloniki 1997 Pages: 32
Language: Greek
The first edition about the birds of a Greek city inevitably concerns Thessaloniki. Situated on the junction of major migratory paths and surrounded by important habitats, Thessaloniki unfolds another of its privileged sides.This small book introduces us to the "winged citizens" and suggests a different tour of the city.


Important bird areas of Greece

Important bird areas of Greece An acquaintance with Important Habitats of Greece
Editing: Kostas Vassilakis, Maria Panagiotopoulou, Georgia Tsakona
A special edition of the Hellenic Ornithological Society
, sponsored by Mobil Oil Hellas, with the cooperation of BirdLife International, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau
Published in December 1994
ISBN: 960-85597-0-7, pgs. 271
Language: Greek

Information on 113 areas of Greece which are included in the European network of Important Bird Areas. Also includes the evaluation criteria for such areas, as well as the entire European BirdDirective (79/409/EEC).

Why this edition is important

This book constitutes simultaneously an acquaintance with the birds and habitats of our country, and a manual for those who wish to act effectively for their protection. Is is aimed at everyone interested in the protection of nature, amateur ornithologists, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as scientists. It also constitutes the contribution of Greece to the Universal Struggle for the protection of birds and their habitats.

On the usefulness of birds

On the usefulness of birds Author: Constantine Maroudis
ISBN: 960-85597-2-3, pgs. 255
2nd edition: October 1995, by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and Evonymos Ecological Library
Language: Greek

A faithful reprint of a truly pioneer work of the past century (1880) which urges the reader to protect birds. Guiding the reader on a journey through field and forest, it introduces him to the prejudices and superstitions of people against birds, to hunting and killing, to destruction of nests and the taking of eggs and nestlings, as well as to the capture of birds with traps and nets, facts which are still under discussion today and form part of the action of the Hellenic Ornithological Society.

All the birds of Greece

All the birds of Greece The first and only complete photograph guide to the birds of Greece.
Publication: Press Institution Free Press S.A, scientific editing by the Hellenic Ornithological Society
Hard cover
ISBN: 960-85814-1-9, pgs. 287 (22 χ 28,5 cm)
Language: Greek

The first and only complete photograph guide to the birds of Greece. Includes 313 color photographs of birds and informative texts on their life and habits.

Out of print

Birds of the Aegean

Birds of the Aegean Bilingual edition (English and Greek)
Publication: Hellenic Ornithological Society, supported by the Ministry of the Environment
General editing: Kostas Papakonstantinou
Co-editors: Yannis Tsougrakis, Nikie Kardakari
Greek and english text: Niki Kardakari, Kostas Papakonstantinou
Read it online Copyright © 1996, Hellenic Ornithological Society
ISBN: 960-85597-4-X, pgs. 66 (30 χ 24 cm)

A luxurious album (soft cover) presenting the birds of the very special Aegean sea. Contains 86 photographs of various artists, many of which are published here for the first time.

The red book of threatened vertebrates of Greece

The red book of threatened vertebrates of Greece by the Greek Zoological Society and the Hellenic Ornithological Society
1st edition: Autumn 1992
Consultants: Michael Karandinos, A.Legakis
Editing: Vassilis Kimoulis
Program Manager : Michael Karandinos
Program Coordinator: Lydia Paraschi
ISBN: 960-85298-0-8
Sponsor: WWF

This book aims at contributing well-founded information concerning the threatened vertebrates of Greece and the measures that ought to be taken for their protection.

Many Greek - and some foreign - experts in the various vertebrate groups have worked on the writing of this book. Following the general introduction, a few introductory notes are given on each animal group, followed by the data concerning each species and its classification in one of the standard danger groups

A separate chapter is devoted to a brief reference to the threatened invertebrates of the country, and a small text on the importance of protection of habitats in their entirety. Authors’ names are given in the table of contents. Photographs of some threatened animals and characteristic habitats are included.

My first book on birds

My first book on birds Original text: Mary Matthews
Translation and adaptation in Greek: Philippos Dragoumis
The book was published with the cooperation of the following Ministry of Agriculture, Hellenic Ornithological Society, International Council for Bird Protection (ICBP)
2nd edition: 1991

The goal of this edition is for the children and all other readers to acquire basic knowledge on the life of birds, the part they play in nature, the dangers that threaten them, and to meet some of the most representative birds of our country.

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