From the 12th to the 14th October, the final conference of the LIFE FALKON project took place on the island of Lemnos, Greece!
These have been exciting days, which saw more than 30 presentations by experts from all over Europe, moments of conviviality, and, finally, a beautiful trip to the village of Romanos, a site of the LIFE FALKON project and home to one of the largest cricket colonies on the island.
During the days spent together, the numerous activities and progress made by the LIFE FALKON project over the years were discussed in depth, but space was also left for a review of the studies, research and conservation work being carried out around the Lesser Kestrel, from Portugal to Bulgaria. Guest speakers included the Lectio Magistralis of Inês Catry (BIOPOLIS Cibio, Portugal), who summarised her 30 years of research on the species in an extremely interesting lecture. The second day was opened by Javier Bustamante (CSIC, Spain), one of the world’s leading experts on the species, who chose to present his line of research on the movement ecology of the kestrel.
The conference ended in the Keros – Alyki area, where a round table discussion took place in which the partners present committed to formulating a concept note for future transnational projects for the conservation of the kestrel and associated species, in order to continue and expand the work of LIFE FALKON in the future.
14 October 2023