Lesser Kestrel in numbers

Lesser Kestrel in numbers


Within 40 years (from the '50s to the '90s), the population of the Lesser Kestrel has decreased significantly (indicative, in Spain, in the early '60s, the population was estimated at 100,000 pairs, to reach almost 5,000 pairs in 1990).

According to BirdLife International, on 2000 the breeding European population was estimated at 16.500 to 20.500 pairs, with most basic populations:

-      Spain, with 12.000 pairs,

-      Greece, with 3.000 pairs,

-      Italy, with 2.150 pairs,

-      Turkey, with 1.500-3.500 pairs

-      and Marocco, with 1.000 pairs.

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The Project is implemented by the University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rigas Ferraios, the Management Body of the Eco-development Area of Lake Karla-Mavrovouniou-Kefalovrysou-Velestinou, the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the NCC Ltd, with the financial support of the European Commission

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Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας - Εργαστήριο Διαχείρισης Οικοσυστημάτων και Βιοποικιλότητας Δήμος Ρήγα ΦεραίουΦορέας Διαχείρισης Περιοχής Οικοανάπτυξης Κάρλας - Μαυροβουνίου - Κεφαλοβρύσου - ΒελεστίνουΕλληνική Ορνιθολογική ΕταιρείαNature Conservation Consultants