Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: E.Eissing
DVD Documentary for Eleonora's Falcon

DVD Documentary for Eleonora A DVD documentary (in Greek language and English subtitles) was produced by the HOS within the framework of the LIFE-Nature project “Conservation measures for Falco eleonorae in Greece”. You may guess who is the star of this documentary ... "the pirate of the Aegean".

The aim of this documentary which contains scenes from the census and monitoring activities in 2004 and 2005 from all around the Aegean Archipelagos, is to point out the necessity of implementing conservation measures in order to protect Eleonora's Falcon, and also to present this raptor species and make it familiar to the wider public.

At the same time the documentary promotes not only the importance of the Eleonora's Falcon on the national level, as Greece hosts round the 80% of it's global population, but it also indicates the importance of small uninhabited islands as sensitive ecosystems with priceless biodiversity value.

It is well known that environmental education plays a key role in affecting conservation attitudes and enhancement of public awareness is essential for the long-term conservation of the species. So we hope this documentary will prove a useful tool for the public awareness campaign across the Aegean by providing images, sounds and experiences from ornithologists and volunteers who participated in some of the LIFE conservation actions. Moreover we can't forget that the protection of our natural heritage is a duty of all citizens and not only an expert's obligation.

For more information concerning the acquisition of the DVD documentary you may contact HOS Central Office in Athens. Tel/Fax: 210 8228704 and 210 8227937.

Title: Mavropetritis. The falcon of Aegean
Duration 27΄
Direction: Nikos Kaltzis
Script - Narration: Evgenia Maragou
Address of Photograph: Panagiotis Theofanopoulos, Kostas Papakonstantinou
Sound recording: Tasos Bourdekas
Montage: Petros Sklavos
Music: Vangelis Spanakakis
Authoring and Premastering: PostVision E.P.E.
Address of Production: Grigoris Tsenes
Scientific consultant: Tasos Dimalexis
Implementation of Production: NAVIGATOR [E].[P].[E]
Production: Hellenic Ornithologikal Society

Satellite telemetry of Eleonora\’s Falcon migration

Photo gallery of Eleonora's falcon

Conservation Measures for Falco eleonorae in Greece (LIFE 03NAT/GR/000091)
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The European Commission
Directorate-General Environment

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