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Last week, on May 12 and 13, Nikica Skroza, our projects’ monitor, paid us a visit. We met at Nature Park Lastovsko otočje where, during the first day’s meeting, we talked about in more detail about the project activities we carried out in 2021 and the activities expected in 2022. In addition to project activities...
Author: M. Austad Three years have passed since BirdLife Malta last made it to visit the BIOM and Lastovsko otočje teams working on the Lastovo archipelago, and it was amazing to see first-hand the great results that LIFE Artina has achieved! The number of Yelkouan shearwater nests located on some of the islets has tripled!...
Author: A. Miletić Bycatch refers to those species that were inadvertently caught during fishing activities and includes incidental catches of endangered species or discards of non-commercial and commercial marine organisms. It is one of the causes of the endangerment of many vulnerable groups of marine animals, such as marine mammals, sea turtles, cartilaginous fish, and...
Author: A. Miletić Bycatch is one of the causes of endangerment of many vulnerable groups of marine animals, such as sea turtles, sharks, or seabirds, and it includes those species that are inadvertently caught during fishing activities. Round table “Common approach to reducing bycatch in Adriatic fisheries” was held on March 16, 2022, in Zagreb....
As part of the LIFE ARTINA project, one project section is aimed at visitors to excursion boats and tourists staying on Lastovo, as a special target group. The specific objectives of this research were to assess the knowledge of seabirds among visitors and tourists from Lastovo, gain insight into the knowledge of the impacts and...
As part of the LIFE ARTINA project, school children from the islands of Lastovo, Vis, and Korčula were identified as one of the target groups, and a survey was conducted among them. Since the purpose of the research was to analyze children’s perception and attitudes about the project topic before and after project activities and...
In the Lastovo Islands Nature Park from 2019 to 2021, a total of four monitorings of marine litter were conducted on selected beaches and on the sea surface. Monitoring of marine litter on the beaches was conducted on the Sito, Kremena, and Saplun beach, while monitoring of marine litter on the sea surface was conducted...
Author: Dries Engelen, Louie Taylor, Martin Austad UPDATE: The young Audouin’s gull is still around Malta, as it was observed again on 29.12.2021, this time by Denis Cachia. Juvenile Audouin’s gull, ringed near Lastovo, observed on 29th of December 2021 in Malta (Author: Denis Cachia) In mid-October we received some great news from BirdLife Malta,...
Author: A. Paradinović After a Labor day, on May 2 we headed to Lastovo to do marine litter monitoring. As part of this project activity, three field researches have been done so far, and this was the last, the fourth. According to the protocol, we did marine litter monitoring on the beaches of Sito, Kremena...
Author: M. Šimac As a icing on the cake, at the end of the educational programme “SeaBirds”, after the arrival of nice weather, we threw ourselves into the organization and implementation of field workshops for the schools involved. The first organized trip was for students from the Blato Elementary School from Korčula visiting Lastovo. On...
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