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Last week, on March 29, 2021, an online meeting of the LIFE Artina PProject Management Board (PMB) was held. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Association BIOM, as a project manager, and partners Public Institution Nature Park Lastovo Islands, Association Sunce and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the...
Author: A. Miletić Research on the interaction of fishermen and birds was conducted to investigate the mutual impacts of fishermen and seabirds (with the emphasis on Audouin’s gull, Yelkouan and Scopoli’s shearwater). The aim of the research was to understand and evaluate negative impacts of fishing activities on shore and offshore bird populations and to...
Author: M. Golem Association Sunce took advantage of the bright and warm autumn days at the end of November, and held two workshops on seabirds in the fresh air in Blato on island Korčula for children from the local kindergarten and primary school. At the workshops, the children got acquainted with three endangered seabirds –...
In order to introduce the general public, especially in Split, with our project and to familiarize them with Yelkouan and Scopoli’s shearwater and Audouin’s gull, we organized the exhibition “Future for seabirds” in cooperation with the Natural History Museum Split. Visitors at the exhibition (Author: P. Lazarevski) The exhibition was officially opened on September 24,...
The Yelkouan shearwater is a medium-sized seabird that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, with between 300-500 breeding pairs in Croatia (BirdLife International, 2020). They only come to land to breed on rocky islands and islets, like those found within the Lastovo Archipelago. They nest in natural holes, such as those in the cracks of...
Author: Dries Engelen One part of the LIFE Artina project is doing sea transects around the Lastovo archipelago to get a better understanding of the spatial distribution of (sea)birds during their breeding season. The transects are triangle-shaped and start and end at the border of the Lastovo Nature Park. From March to October we do...
It has been almost exactly one year since our monitor, Nikica Skroza visited us. Even though we were unable to hold our annual meeting on Lastovo this year as we planned, we met with him on Apr 28, 2020 virtually. All partner representatives were present as well. The meeting was lead by our project manager...
Author: T. Šarčević We finally have results from the first expert analysis of collected data on litter on Lastovo! For a reminder, in autumn 2019 we have collected data on litter from beaches on island Lastovo (beaches Kremena, Saplun and Sito) and from sea surface on the surrounding sea. This was a first field work,...
Nika, welcom to our team! Hello, I am Nika Budagashvili, 23 years old keen birder from Georgia, Tbilisi. I grew up in a village and always had a special interest in birds since my childhood, so I decided to become an ornithologist. I have started learning birds and always try to go birding somewhere when...
Carolina, welcome to our team! Bok or Olá! My name is Carolina, I am from Portugal and I am a European Solidary Corps (ESC) volunteer working on the Islands Birds project, with Biom. I have a Masters in Conservation Biology from the University of Lisbon, where I studied the trophic ecology of two small pelagic...
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