An exemplary inititative in Greece concerning wetlands

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 FACE

Monitoring of migratory birds in wetlands The monitoring  patrolling of the area aims to eliminate the human activities that have negative effects to the protected area. Such activities are: illegal killing, illegal logging, illegal fishery, disturbance of places for breeding of birds, uncontrolled garbage disposal, pollution, etc.

The personnel of the Management Authority patrols the mountainous area of the National Park and the lake especially in spring when it is the period of breeding.

This is an annual action intensified during the period of hunting prohibition (winter) and during the period of fishing prohibition (spring).

Also, there is a cooperation with the local authorities and the Forestry Service of Sidirokastro, with the police stations of Poroia, Irakleia and Sidirokastro and with the Hellenic Hunters Confederation. Examples of hunters? contribution to the area?s management is the ringing of Pelecanus crispus individuals and the successful wild life keeping by the local Private Game Keepers employed by the Greek Hunters? Organizations.

Country: Greece
Northern Greece - Macedonia - Kerkini wetland
Starting date:
Species characteristics: Migratory species
Type of actions: Research and data collection, Enforcement
Leading partners: Hunters' Federation of Macedonian

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