Gamekeepers Body of Hunting Organizations in Greece and their participation in scientific research

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017 FACE

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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Country: Greece
Starting date: 2005
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: The Hellenic Hunters Confederation

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