Institute for the Development of Western Greece/ Non-Profit Organization

Priority Axis

Environment

Specific Objective Biodiversity
Country Greece
Organization/ Entity Institute for the Development of Western Greece/ Non-Profit Organization
First Name Fokion
Last Name Zaimis
Address 28 Academias Str, 10671 Athens, Greece
Email office@iforce.gr
Contact Phone 0030 2103392500
Project idea title AERIAL SEED SPREADING TO INCREASE ROCK PATRIDGE POPULATION IN THE BALKAN AREA
Specific problem to be addressed The ALECTORIS GRAECA in English Rock Patridge (known in Greece as Perdika), although not seriously endangered for extinction yet, its population has been dramatically reduced according local statistics the last few years. The bird is one of the most important birds not only for biodiversity and environmental reasons but also for agricultural reasons because it helps and not enhances the productivity of the farmers.
Main project activities planned The idea of the project is the protection and increase of the population of Perdika in the Peloponnese, Greek and Balkan Area in General by Aerial Spreading of Specialized Seeds. The Prefecture of Peloponnese under the guidance of INADE and the support of the Union of Greek Pilots will implement a pilot program of spreading seeds by air with specialized airplanes in all the targeted areas. The airplanes can target and spread the mountains, prairies and all terrain from air.
Expected outputs and results The seeds will help both the perdika as main food and also the sheep and cattle as it grows.
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