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Author: Nika Budagashvili Audouin’s gulls breed in colonies that are located in secluded, uninhabited areas on exposed rocky cliffs on islands and islets with very litlle vegetation at low altitudes that do not generally exceed 50 metres. Audouin’s gull in flight (Author: B. Ječmenica) Audouin’s gulls arrive at the nesting colonies every year between March...
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...
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...
Imogen, welcom to our team! Hi everyone! My name is Imogen (Immy) and I am one of four European Solidarity Corps volunteers participating in the Island Birds project with Biom. I am currently based on Lastovo Island, but will spend my time supporting nature conservation on various islands and in different cities around Croatia including...
Anja, welcome to our team! Hello, my name is Anja and I come from a small village Borovnica, Slovenia. I am a European Solidarity Corps volunteer with Association Biom. Currently I am based on island Lastovo with 3 others ESC volunteers. We are helping in LIFE Artina project. I grew up on a farm, which...
Every person can make a difference, and every person should try. J. F. Kennedy They say that volunteering in conservation and nature protection is an excellent way to see wildlife up close in a responsible way and a great opportunity for people to help protect endangered species and make a difference to the lives of...
After a survey of Komiža fishermen was conducted in December 2019, in order to investigate the mutual impacts of fishermen and seabirds the activity continued in Vela Luka (island of Korčula) and on the island of Lastovo, in cooperation with colleagues from the Ivo Pilar Institute from Zagreb. This survey was conducted from February 10...
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