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The LIFE project “Egyptian vulture New Life” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) aims to reinforce the population of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the European easternmost range by delivering urgent conservation measures towards eliminating major known threats in the breeding grounds and along the flyway. The size and range of the species’ Bal...
This extended abstract constitutes a debrief of the 1st Summer School of the Vikos-Aoos UNESCO Global Geopark, held in Konitsa (Epirus, Greece) during July 2022.
The Vikos-Aoos Geopark is located at the northwestern part of the Pindus Mountain Range at the Region of Epirus, northwest Greece. Since 2010, it is part of the European and Global Geopark Networks of UNESCO. The Geopark extends in an area of 1,200 km2 near the Greek-Albanian border also covering a large area of the Northern Pindus National Park. T...
Rupicapra rupicapra - IUCN reassessment 2020
The illegal use of poison baits has been identified as one of the main causes of mortality and decrease of vulture populations across Europe, while the predator-human conflict is usually singled out as the most important driver behind it. Greece is no exception, where the practice is deeply rooted in the rural communities’ attitude and approach reg...
Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica) inhabits the south part of the species distribution in Europe. It prefers rocky habitat with steep slopes, thus low valleys tend to constitute a barrier to gene-flow. The subspecies is currently protected in some countries and hunted in others. Knowledge on the genetic composition of this subspecies is...
The presence of Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica) in Mt Oiti is particularly important as, according to previously existing records, the mountain of Mt Oiti and its neighbouring mountain ranges of Giona and Vardousia are the southernmost boundaries of the species in Europe. For that reason, the Management Body of Oiti National Park, Sp...
Large dorsal dark spots were observed in a number of alpine newts Ichthyosaura alpestris inhabiting Lake Gistova, the highest altitude alpine lake in the Balkans ever studied. The trait is mainly exhibited by female paedomorphs. Histopathological examination excluded any pathological cause of pigmented skin and revealed that even in paedomorphic sk...