Installation of nest boxes in the Po Plain Area

1 October 2020

Life Falkon has conducted a winter field survey to assess the distribution of potential safe sites on where to install nest-boxes for the lesser kestrel. We will install 100 boxes on recently restored buildings and ...

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Winter conference at the SOM: LIFE FALKON among the invited speakers!

1 October 2020

As every year, SOM/Cisniar is celebrating the winter with a party and a scientific conference about conservation of local birdlife and biodiversity. As in 2018, LIFE FALKON is again among the invited speakers, this time ...

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Nesting tower for lesser kestrel of the Po Plain

20 December 2019

    Not only nest boxes: LIFE FALKON is fostering the recovery and the expansion of the northern population of lesser kestrel with the construction of small buildings entirely dedicated to the species! Tens of ...

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Fieldwork and news from Greece with “HOS”-Elliniki Ornithologiki Etaireia

22 July 2019

HOS has finalised the surveys in all project areas! 2 new breeding areas were discovered in Project area 4 (Lemnos), one breeding site at project area 2 (Ioannina) has undergone a ...

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New Lesser Kestrel colonies discovered in the Po Plain

21 May 2019

During the initial step of the wide survey in the Po-Plain, the LIFE FALKON team – supported by enthusiastic volunteer – checked over 250 rural buildings scattered in the area and found at least 6 new colonies ...

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First LIFE FALKON nest boxes occupied by Lesser Kestrel

20 May 2019

The first nest boxes of those installed by LIFE FALKON is occupied by a pair of adult lesser kestrel! Their 5 eggs are there and we are looking forward for the chicks.

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NHK japanese television shooting LIFE FALKON in Mantua

29 April 2019

Poggio Rusco (Province of Mantua), 28th Avril 2019 NHK (National Japanese Television) shooted the installation of nestboxes for the lesser kestrel within the framework of LIFE FALKON project activities and interviewed ...

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EASME Evaluation LIFE Falkon 1st Monitoring visit

12 April 2019

Very positive evaluation by EASME on the 1st Monitoring Visit held in Rome on the 12th of February 2019! The first surveys and GIS analyses carried out on the project areas which already evidenced potential suitable ...

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Fields surveys Po Plain – March 2019

24 March 2019

LIFE FALKON staff realized a first rush of filed survey in the Po Plain project area (Project area 1) in the last days of March. Surprisingly, we found that some of the Lesser Kestrel (estimated in ~30% of the total population) were already back to their ...

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LIFE FALKON conference at the SOM (Stazione Ornitologica Modenese)

24 March 2019

The spring appointment of the bi-annual scientific conference of the SOM (Stazione Ornitologica Modenese) was dedicated to the LIFE FALKON project. We extensively presented the lesser kestrel biology, population status ...

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First batch of nest boxes installed in Baricella (BO), Italy

15 February 2019

LIFE FALKON has provided safe nesting sites for 15 pairs of Lesser Kestrel in Baricella (BO), where one of the most important colonies of the entire Po-Plain was threatened by the restoration of the building in which ...

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Meeting with municipalities and land owners about the construction of nesting towers

14 February 2019

The 14th of February, ISPRA and UMIL meet up with the technical offices of the municipalities of Mirandola in Emilia-Romagna and Poggio Rusco in Lombardia (both located within the ...

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LIFE FALKON – 1st Monitoring Visit

12 February 2019

On 12th February 2019, Mrs. Chiara SPOTORNO, representative of the LIFE Programme Monitoring Team NEEMO – TIMESIS, met in Rome #LIFEFALKON to assess the project progress. The technical and administrative ...

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Be aware of the demolition consequences for the Lesser Kestrel in the Po Plain

14 January 2019

On 14 October 2018, UMIL (LIFE FALKON partner) visited the study areas located in the municipalities of Poggio Rusco (Mantova) and Mirandola (Modena) and surprisingly discovered that some of the buildings which hosted ...

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New nest boxes for the Lesser Kestrel of Baricella (BO)

16 December 2018

The lesser kestrel colony sited in the municipality of Baricella (Bologna) is one of the largest of the entire Po Plain, hosting up to 8-12 pairs in 2018. The most of these pairs breed in the roof of a small abandoned ...

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LIFE17 Kick-off meeting NATURE in Brussels – 8-9/11/2018

8 November 2018

The LIFE FALKON Project has attended the Kick-Off Meeting for NAT and GIE LIFE17 projects on 8 and 9 November 2018 in Brussels. The aim of the meeting, organized by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Small ...

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The 2nd European Meeting of Young Ornithologists #EMYO2018 – 26-28/10/2018

26 October 2018

On 26-28 October the 2nd European Meeting of Young Ornithologists was held in Turin (Italy) thanks to the collaboration of the Centro Italiano Studi Ornitologi (CISO), the Hessische Gesellschaft für Ornithologie und ...

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Focusing on the lesser kestrel during the SOM annual meeting

14 October 2018

On 14 October 2018 in Mirandola (Modena), some representatives from UMIL and ISPRA (LIFE FALKON partners) attended the annual meeting of the SOM (Stazione Ornitologica Modenese). The SOM is a local association working ...

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LIFE FALKON Project kick-off meeting – 12/10/2018

12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018 the Association TECLA, as Coordinating Beneficiary, led the kick off meeting of the LIFE FALKON  Project, held in Ozzano dell’Emilia (Bologna) at the premises of ISPRA. The event was the ...

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Start up of the LIFE FALKON Project!

1 July 2018

LIFE FALKON – Fostering the breeding rAnge expansion of central-eastern Mediterranean Lesser Kestrel pOpulatioNs has been co financed by the LIFE PROGRAMME! LIFE FALKON is an almost 5-year LIFE Project which aims at fostering the resilience of the ...

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