International Environmental Day - 2014

LIFE project for the Lesser Kestrel and the Centre of Environmental Education of Makrynitsa co-organized a meeting for the teachers who work in the implementation area of the project. The meeting was held at the old High School of Stefanovikeio.

The goal of this meeting was to present to the participants the issue of species conservation, both from a theoretical and a practical aspect. Using interactive activities, teachers tried to define their own role in the ecological chain, as well as understand what conservation and management of an endangered species actually means. 

Experienced ornithologists working at the LIFE project introduced teachers to the everyday habits of Lesser Kestrels and their working “tools”, such as transmitters, bird rings, etc.


International Day of Migratory Birds 2014

LIFE project for the Lesser Kestrel participated in the event organized by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) for the International Day of Migratory Birds.

On May 10th 2014 a presentation was held in the Tsalapatas Museum of Volos about the values of wetlands to the migration and the avifauna of Lake Karla. Part of the presentation was dedicated to the LIFE project for the Lesser Kestrel as well as the results gathered so far by the scientists working at this project.

The following day, the members of HOS visiting the area, had the chance to do some bird watching at the Lake Karla and enjoy the close view of Lesser Kestrels in Stefanovikeio.

The event was co-organized with the help of the Management Body of Ecodevelopment Area of Lake Karla and the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation.


Lesser Kestrel population census

Lesser Kestrel population census


The Lesser Kestrel population census has started at the plain of Thessaly.

Read more: Lesser Kestrel population census

International workshop

International workshop for the interventions to improve nesting habitat availability for the Lesser Kestrel in Volos, 21-22 January 2013


On 21st and 22nd of January 2013 an international workshop concerning the Lesser Kestrel conservation was held in Volos in the framework of project actions.

Read more: International workshop

The Project is implemented by the University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rigas Ferraios, the Management Body of the Eco-development Area of Lake Karla-Mavrovouniou-Kefalovrysou-Velestinou, the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the NCC Ltd, with the financial support of the European Commission

Coordinating beneficiary

Associated beneficiaries

Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας - Εργαστήριο Διαχείρισης Οικοσυστημάτων και Βιοποικιλότητας Δήμος Ρήγα ΦεραίουΦορέας Διαχείρισης Περιοχής Οικοανάπτυξης Κάρλας - Μαυροβουνίου - Κεφαλοβρύσου - ΒελεστίνουΕλληνική Ορνιθολογική ΕταιρείαNature Conservation Consultants