The LIFE Bonelli eastMed Project 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 (EMBoNet).
- Filling current knowledge gaps, especially the lack of telemetry data that prevents a spatial assessment of mortality and population dynamics
- Reducing direct mortality inside breeding areas in Natura 2000 sites (SPAs) in Greece and Cyprus
- Improving the species’ reproduction success by foraging habitat management and reducing human disturbance
- Improving the technical and operational capacity of nature authorities and other stakeholders, so that they can more effectively manage the species’ populations
- Improving the awareness of stakeholders and specific target groups for the sustainable conservation of the species
- Planning and implementing an effective transferability and replicability strategy for EMBoNet