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The Combined Use Of Remote Sensing And GIS For The Study Of A Special Protected Area In Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010401

Volume

46

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

981 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

I. Meliadis & K. Kassioumis

Abstract

The combined use of remote sensing and GIS for the study of a Special Protected Area in Greece I. Meliadis' & K. Kassioumis^ ' N.AG.RE.F. Forest Research Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece *y — N.AG.RE.F. Agricultural Research Station ofloannina, Greece Abstract A biotope in the central part of Greece has been studied for its importance as a Special Protected Area (SPA) for wild fauna as part of the project LIFE-Nature. The area of the biotope is 82,635 ha and belongs to the Mediterranean zone; it has a poor economic development record, and human activities in the past have caused a decline in the wild fauna to a very dangerous level. At this time 163 wild bird species have been recorded, and 120 of them have their nests in the area. The most important is the appearance of one of the four existing colonies in Greece of Milvus migran and the appearance of Neophron percnopterus, which is threatened as well as endangered. The data for the biotope were obtained throug

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