Title of the project
Gamekeepers Body of Hunting Organizations in Greece and their participation in scientific research
The main aim of their participation in research programs such as the “ARTEMIS I”, “ARTEMIS II”, “Phenology of bird migration” and “Wildlife Habitat Improvement”, is the continuous and consistent monitoring of various game species’ and non-game species’ populations, in order to take advantage of this specialized personnel which is working all day (24/7) in the field, throughout Greece, and has the unique capability to collect valuable raw data which will produce the adequate knowledge for rational, solid-based management of game species and hunting in the country.
The Gamekeeper Body of Hunting Organizations in Greece is comprised by a total of 260 Gamekeepers working in posts throughout all continental and island Greece (permanent personnel), and an additional 100 Gamekeepers who work partially for certain months per year.
Apart the main work that Gamekeepers perform in Greece which is the control of all illegal activities and crimes related to hunting activity and wildlife conservation in Greece, as well as to control for all kinds of environmental illicitness, they also participate to several scientific and research programs funded by Hellenic Hunters Confederation and other research programs funded by the Hunting Federations.
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Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species|
|Species Type||Birds, Mammals|
|Name(s) of main species||All game species and various non huntable avian species : Eurasian spoonbill- Platalea leucorodia, Red-breasted goose - Branta ruficollis, Common shelduck - Tadorna tadorna, Ruddy shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea, Red-crested pochard - Netta rufina, Ferruginous duck - Aythya nyroca, Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta, Black-winged stilt - Himantopus himantopus, Grey plover - Pluvialis squatarola, White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala, Eurasian Oystercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus|
|Leading partners||The Hellenic Hunters Confederation (Κυνηγετική Συνομοσπονδία Ελλάδας). The website (http://www.ksellas.gr) will soon be available in 3 languages (Greek, French, English).|
|Other partners||• Hunting Federation of Crete & Dodecanese (www.akokd.gr), • Hunting Federation of Archipelago (www.bkoa.gr), • Hunting Federation of Peloponnese (www.gkop.gr),• Hunting Federation of Sterea Hellas (www.dkose.gr), • Hunting Federation Epirus (www.ekoepirus.gr), • Hunting Federation of Macedonia and Thrace (www.hunters.gr)• Hunting Federation of Thessaly (www.komthes.gr)|