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Timespan: 01/07/2018 -  31/12/2022

TECLA (Lead partner) – ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale) – Università degli Studi di Milano – Hellenic Ornithological Society (GR)

Falkon at a glance: (invece di “short description)

The LIFE FALKON project focuses on biodiversity and conservation of the Lesser Kestrel, a falcon species. The Lesser Kestrel, which is conservation priority in the European area, is a diurnal bird of prey, whose populations are concentrated in the Mediterranean area. The project provides conservation actions aimed at strengthening the populations located at the north-eastern edge. These conservation actions will therefore contribute to the northward expansion of the Lesser Kestrel falcon.


The project aims at:

  • Fostering the resilience of the central-eastern European population to climate change, improving the conservation status of Italian and Greek populations breeding at the north-eastern margin of breeding distribution range;
  • Improving foraging and nesting habitat quality in intensive farmland areas and SPAs where the species breeds in the project areas;
  • Establishing a collaborative international network;
  • Promoting public awareness concerning the lesser kestrel and biodiversity conservation, with emphasis on environmental education;
  • Obtaining an accurate assessment of the conservation status of those populations crucial for the northward breeding expansion.

General actions of the project:

  • Providing nestboxes and nesting towers to foster the settlement of lesser kestrel breeding colonies within the context of population reinforcement programs;
  • Implementing communication actions addressed to key stakeholders (architects, geometricians, farmers) and decision makers;
  • Sharing experiences with conservation experts and beneficiaries of previous LIFE projects targeting lesser kestrel;
  • Organising public awareness campaign;
  • Setting up standardized monitoring protocols providing maps of breeding sites, suitability maps for both breeding and foraging needs.

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