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Submission #288

Wed, 2013-07-31
Greece
Raptor Monitoring in Crete
1995
2013
Regional
Crete
Natural History Museum of Crete University
Governmental
2
No
  • Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
  • Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae)
  • Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus)
  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)
No
>80%
50-80%
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Protection Areas (SPAs)
Yes
Breeding sites outside protected areas or SPAs
No
No
Yes
1995
2013
No
Yes
1995
2013
Yes
1996
2013
Yes
1995
2013
No
Yes
1998
2013
Yes
1998
2013
Yes
2000
2012
No
No
Yes
Hunting and persecution (trapping, poisoning, shooting)
Collision (windfarms, power lines, rail/road kills)
Natural events
1996
2013
No
Yes
2000
2013
No
No
Yes
Total count
Annually
Yes
Total count
More than once a year
No
Yes
Sampling units
Not annually but regularly
No
No
Yes
Occasionally
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Occasionally
Yes
No
No
Yes
2000
2005
Yes
2000
2013
Yes
1998
2013
No
Yes
1998
2013
Yes
1998
2003
Yes
1998
2003
No
Yes
2000
2013
Yes
2000
2013
Yes
2001
2013
No
No
Yes
1998
2013
Yes
1998
2002
No
No
Yes
1998
2012
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
spatial modelling, trend analysis
Not annually but regularly
No
Yes
Not annually but regularly
Yes
Annually
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Balkan Vultures, East European Griffon Vulture Working Group, IUCN SSC Vulture Study Group
Yes
Balkan Vultures, Bearded Vultures on the move, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Vulture Conservation Foundation
balkanvultures@yahoogroups.com, HVWG@yahoogroups.com, bearded-vultures-on-the-move@swild.ch, ewt@ewt.org.za, http://www.4vulture
Yes
GYPAS
Yes
GYPAS
gypas@yahoogroups.com
6-8
0
<20%
5,000
1. Xirouchakis, S. M, Fric, J., Kassara, C., Portolou, D., Dimalexis, A., Karris, G., Barboutis, C., Latsoudis, P., G., Bourdakis, S., Kakalis, E. & S. Spenthourakis 2012. Spatial variation in breeding success of the Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae). Ecological Research 27: 407-416
2. Xirouchakis S.M. 2009. Breeding biology and reproductive performance of the Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in the island of Crete. Bird Study 57: 213-225.
3. Grivas C., Xirouchakis S.M, Christodoulou C., Carcamo-Aboitiz, B., Georgiakakis P. & M. Probonas 2008. An audio-visual nest monitoring system for the study and manipulation of siblicide in bearded vultures Gypaetus barbatus on the island of Crete (Greece). Journal of Ethology 27: 105-116.
4. Xirouchakis S.M, & N. Poulakakis 2008. Biometrics, sexual dimorphism and gender determination of griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) from Crete. Ardea 96: 91-98.
5. Dimalexis, A., Xirouchakis, S., Latsoudis, P., Portolou, D., Karris, G., Georgiakakis P., Fric, J., Barboutis, C., Bourdakis, S., Kakalis, E., Ivovič, M. & T. Kominos 2007. Breeding distribution and population status of the Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae) in Greece. Journal of Ornithology 149: 23-30.
6. Xirouchakis, S.M. & Mylonas, M. 2005. Status and structure of the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) population in Crete. European Journal of Wildlife Research 51: 223-231
7. Xirouchakis, S.M. & Mylonas, M. 2004. Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) distribution and density in Crete. Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 341-354.
8. Xirouchakis, S. 2003. Population trends and aspects of breeding biology of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Crete (1996-2002). In: Sarrazin, F. & Thiollay, J-M. (Eds): Proceedings of the international meeting. Conservation and management of Bearded Vulture populations. Ligue pour la protection des Oiseaux (LPO), Tende, France, pp. 61-67.
9. Xirouchakis, S., Sakoulis, A. & Andreou, G. 2001. The decline of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Greece. Ardeola 48: 183-190.
10. Xirouchakis, S. 2001. The Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos in Crete. Distribution, population status and conservation problems. Avocetta 25: 275-281.
Annual monitoring is carried out for the Bearded and Griffon vultures producing resutls on their distribution, population status and breedign success.

Golden and Bonelli's eagle are monitored annually for populaiton status but data on their breedign success are missing for some or several years.

Eleonora's falcon is monitored annually in only one colony that is easily accessible. For the rest of the species colonies around Crete monitoring is irregular