Objectives and project sites

OBJECTIVES

The LIFE FALKON project aims to foster the resilience of the central-eastern European population of lesser kestrel to climate change, by improving the conservation status of Italian and Greek populations breeding at the north-eastern edge of the breeding range.

Specific objectives are to:

  • Improve foraging and nesting habitat quality in farmland areas and Natura 2000 sites (SPAs) where the species breeds in the project areas;
  • Establish a collaborative international network to support the implementation of conservation actions, population monitoring programmes and knowledge sharing across the central-eastern Mediterranean region, and foster replicability and transferability of project actions in south-eastern Europe;
  • Promote public awareness concerning the lesser kestrel and biodiversity conservation in the north-eastern margins of its breeding range, with an emphasis on environmental education;
  • Obtain an accurate assessment of the conservation status of those populations that are considered crucial for the species’ northward breeding expansion.

The project directly implements the Birds Directive, by targeting a species that is listed as a conservation priority.

 

LIFE FALKON intervenes in the following Natura 2000 sites

ZPS IT4040014 VALLI MIRANDOLESI
ZPS IT4060008 VALLI DEL MEZZANO
ZPS IT4050023 BIOTOPI E RIPRISTINI AMBIENTALI DI BUDRIO E MINERBIO
SPA GR1130010 LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS – LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA
SPA GR4110006 LIMNOS: LIMNES CHORTAROLIMNI KAI ALYKI, KOLPOS MOUDROU, ELOS DIAPORI KAI CHERSONISOS FAKOS
SCI GR4110001 LIMNOS: CHORTAROLIMNI – LIMNI ALYKI KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI
SCI GR2130005 LIMNI IOANNINON

 

 

 

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