LIFE13 NAT/GR/000909 Conservation measures to assist the adaptation of Falco eleonorae* to climate change

The Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae*) is one of the most important bird species in Greece as the country and particularly the islands of the Aegean Sea host >85% of its global breeding population. This project aims to facilitate Falco eleonorae adaptation to the ongoing and future climate change by the implementation of a series of conservation actions. The project objectives aim to the improvement of the species’ breeding performance and improvement of the species’ conservation status at its foraging areas both within its breeding and wintering range.


Antikythera Island

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Skyros Island and surrounding islets

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Tilos Island and surrounding islets

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Dionysades islands

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Mikres Cyclades

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Islets and rocks of Lemnos

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Karpathos and Saria islands and islets of Karpathian Sea

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Plagara began again its journey to Antikythera

Fri, 12/04/2019

Plagara, the restless female Eleonora’s Falcon that nests on Antikythera, began again her return migrating journey from the distant Madagascar! Since 2017, Plagara is carrying a […]

Thesis on the presence of parasites and abnormalities in the blood of migratory bird species

Thu, 07/03/2019

Τhe biologist, Maria Papadimitraki, in the frame of her Thesis in the Department of Biology (University of Patras) and also in the frame of the ElClimA […]

The Eleonora’s falcon “Plagara” completed once again her trip to Madagascar

Fri, 09/11/2018

For the third consecutive year, the tireless female Eleonora’s falcon from Antikythira Plagara (named after the island’s highest peak), has successfully returned to its wintering grounds […]

Participation in HELECOS 2018

Tue, 23/10/2018

The LIFE ElClimA project team participated once again in the national conference of Ecology that was held earlier this month in Heraklion Crete. Among a broad […]