Title International Project of ornithological tourism in protected areas in the Mediterranean Basin.
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-35897
Product Birding Guide in Greece Ipot- Mediteraves Project
Title Birding Guide in Greece Ipot- Mediteraves Project
Product Type teaching material
This publication will benefit all professionals of tourism from Greece, also will contribute to disseminate the information concerning ornithological tourism in the East the Mediterranean Basin.
Greece is well known for its natural beauty. The surrounding sea with all those beautiful islands and the thousands of islets, the intense relief and the pollution-free rivers and lakes constitute a popular destination for ecotourists. Furthermore, its geographical location, being at the crossroad of three continents - in one of Europe’s southernmost areas - is a fascinating feature per se, and the fact that Greece lies on several migration corridors of migrant birds makes it very attractive for birdwatchers.
This publication unfolds knowledge in order to protect these beautiful creatures that fill and make our planet more beautiful. We plead for your contribution to help them continue to exist and perpetuate. There are ethic rules for nature lovers. Respect is the most important.
This guide aims to be a useful tool for birdwatchers who want to explore the birdlife of Greece. It includes 33 of the most interesting birdwatching sites, covering all the aspects of the exceptional habitat diversity found in the country; from alpine grasslands to river deltas and from maquis scrub to dense pristine woodland. Priority has been given to sites that hold populations of Mediterranean or rare and endangered species.
The sites have been grouped in seven different regions, depending on their geographical location. A detailed map is given for each site, along with instructions on how to get, the highlight species with their status of presence, and an explicit description of the suggested routes within the site. There is also information for other interesting animal or plant species and any other (cultural, archaeological, etc) attractions.
At the end of the book, there is useful contact information, a checklist of the birds of Greece, along with blank pages for your notes and drawings.
Professionals of tourism, visitors and tourist.
A crowd of people from all over the world: foreign birdwatchers, most of them Europeans, have realised the importance of Greece and its richness in bird species and visit it every year and not just for their summer vacations.
A crossroad of three continents with great habitat diversity (and in a much better condition compared to the other Mediterranean neighbours) and more than 445 species of birds “are waiting” for birdwatchers to find them.
Result Printed Handbook: Travel Guide to Birdwatching Sites in Greece.
Area of application As an important Valorisation of the IPOT project in Greece, the East Mediterranean Basin and all Europe.
Product Languages English