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Title of the project

Program of Observation of the Effectiveness of Works Aimed at improving Habitat


As part of the programme ‘Improvement of Habitats for Wildlife’, a type of tool was sought that could contribute to the collection of useful information. With the aid of motion sensor cameras and of night vision cameras, data was gathered and a picture was obtained of the species that choose the improved habitats. In this way, it is possible to improve the planning of the works whose aim is the conservation of the populations of wildlife species and the conservation of biodiversity in general.
Cameras were placed amongst sown crops and by water tanks and the filming was carried out predominantly in the summer months when food and water sources are limited. The main aim was to ensure that the habitat improvement works being carried out did indeed contribute to the environment. In this way, their continuation could be planned and the number of works could possibly be increased in the regions whilst managing money sources, time and the effort of those involved in a more effective and efficient manner.



Country Greece
Level Local
Municipalities involved Chios island, Greece and soon Lesvos island, Greece
Region Agios Georgios, Kampochoron, Volissos, Amani. All areas are in Chios island

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Island, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds, Mammals (other than large carnivores), insects
Name(s) of main species Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), European Hare (Lepus europaeus), European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Hunting Association of Chios Island
Other partners Forest Authority of Chios Island

Estimation of Human Resources needed

Number of people / hunters involved: (minimum) 4Number of working hours: 500 (for each period/year)


The project was present to 18th Panhellenic Forestry Congress and International workshop. You can find the project on page 511-520. At the following link:http://www.forestry.gr/userfiles/files/FULL%20CONGRESS%20PROCEEDINGS%20HFS%202017%20GREEK%20PART%201(2)%20with%20ISBN.pdf