Expected results

Expected results
Paschalis Dougalis

Through the Project’s Actions it is expected that around 40% of the Greek and Cypriot Bonelli’s Eagle population will be immediately benefited. This percentage accounts for more than the 30% of the eastern mediterranean population and more than 5% of the total european population of the species.

Nevertheless, the 100% of the eastern mediterranean population is going to be indirectly benefited by the Project, through the monitoring and conservation actions as well as the networking activities and the development of decision tools.

The Project’s goals in numbers:

  • Tagging with satellite transmitters of at least 80-100 individuals of Bonelli’s Eagles in Greece and Cyprus
  • Insulation of 300 dangerous electricity pylons and marking of at least 16km of electricity network cable lines in Greece and Cyprus
  • Installation of special devices for the avoidance of drowning incidents in at least 62 open-surface water reservoirs
  • Establishment of 3 trined dog units for the investigation and prevention of poisoning incidents
  • Reduction of disturbance in at least 30 nesting areas through regular monitoring of the nests, road closure, regulation of climbing activities and redefining or expansion of at least 6 Wildlife Refuges
  • Increase of prey abundance within Bonelli’s Eagle breeding areas by cultivations covering a total area of at least 597ha, installation or repair of at least 173 watering sites for wildlife and creation of openings in a minimum of 20ha and 5 ha in forest and shrublands respectively. In addition regulation of hunting activities in at least 3 areas in Greece
  • Promotin and support of at least 5 efforts for replication and transfer of the Project’s actions and methods by third parties, by its end
  • Securing of continuation for the Project’s Actions by the recruitment of a minimum of 30 stakeholders
  • Reaching through an extensive campaign on media of at least 280.000 individuals and direct approach of at least 20.000 individuals
  • Training of a minimum of 100 employees working on the environmental authorities, on species’ conservation and habitat management thematics
  • Participation of at least 100 volunteers in the implementation of conservation and management actions in the Natura 2000 network
  • Engagement and behavioral change of at least 20% of the main recreational activities groups using Bonelli’s Eagles’ breeding areas including climbers, hunters, dog trainers etc.


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The LIFE Bonelli eastMed project “Conservation & Management of the Bonelli's eagle population in east Mediterranean” will address the most critical threats to Bonelli’s eagle populations in Greece and Cyprus. The overall objective is to ensure the long-term favourable conservation status for the species’ interconnected local populations, through the establishment and operation of the East Mediterranean Bonelli’s Eagle Network.

The project is implemented by the Natural Museum of Crete - University of Crete, the Game and Fauna Service (Game Fund) - Cyprus, the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece, the Ministry of Environment & Energy - Greece, the Department of Forests - Cyprus and the NCC Environmental Studies Ltd with the financial contribution of the LIFE instrument of the EE.

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