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Seminar for the identification & monitoring of the Bonelli`s eagle in Crete

Seminar for the identification & monitoring of the Bonelli`s eagle in Crete

On Tuesday, 14th of July 2020, the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC-NHMC) organized an educational seminar at the Crisis Management Room of the Decentralized Administration of Crete, under the tile "Identification & monitoring of Bonelli`s eagle and habitat management actions in Crete”, within the frames of action C5 of the LIFE Bonelli eastMed Project (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000514).

Key actions of the project were presented regarding the identification and monitoring of Bonelli’s eagle and other birds of prey in the field, the methodology and results of prey density measurements on the islands of Dia and Dionysades by UoC-NHMC, the identification of potential threats to the species, the telemetry study of the species, the activity of the anti-poison dog units and the habitat management actions related to crops sowing for the Bonelli’s eagle preys, watering structures and installation of wildlife escape ladders.

29 officers from the four Forest Directorates of Crete participated, while two officers of the Dodecanese FD and two officers of the Cyprus Game and Fauna Service attended the seminar via livestreaming.

*The seminar was originally scheduled for March 2020 with a field trip, however it was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

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The LIFE Bonelli eastMed project “Conservation & Management of the Bonelli's eagle population in east Mediterranean” will address the most critical threats to Bonelli’s eagle populations in Greece and Cyprus. The overall objective is to ensure the long-term favourable conservation status for the species’ interconnected local populations, through the establishment and operation of the East Mediterranean Bonelli’s Eagle Network.

The project is implemented by the Natural Museum of Crete - University of Crete, the Game and Fauna Service (Game Fund) - Cyprus, the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece, the Ministry of Environment & Energy - Greece, the Department of Forests - Cyprus and the NCC Environmental Studies Ltd with the financial contribution of the LIFE instrument of the EE.

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