As we look to set up our own dog units as part of the LIFE with Vultures project, we talk to the handlers of Greece’s canine heroes. Covering more than 500 kilometers in patrols since their units’ creation, Kouki and Ioli, two four-legged detectives, and their handlers, Dimitris and Victoria respectively, have found and removed from the Greek countryside 119 poisoned animals and 122 poison baits. In the interview that follows, Dimitris Vavylis and Victoria Saravia, handlers of two Anti-Poison Dog Units run by HOS (BirdLife in Greece), share their experience. (Interview date: February 2020)
Can you spot the camera in the photo below? Barely, right? Birds also tend not to notice it. This is why this nifty gadget is helping us record key data on key species, with zero disturbance and without us even being there.
BirdLife Cyprus, the Game and Fauna Service, Terra Cypria-The Cyprus Conservation Foundation
Barn Owls, they are mostly seen at dusk and the reason is
Birds, as other wildlife, depend upon the delicate balance of ecosystems for
To enhance grazing for conservation purposes at Akrotiri Marsh, the Darwin project