|Country||Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of|
|Date||14 Aug 2001|
FYR Macedonia is home to a wide variety of large birds of prey, many of which are threatened on a European or global basis, such as the Griffon Vulture and the Imperial Eagle. This project aims to collect data and information about the current population status and trends of such birds and use this information to research possibilities for re-stocking and reintroduction of species whether critically endangered or already extinct for breeding purposes. Work will include research into the relationship between wolf predation of livestock and human poison attacks on wolves (which in turn affects the large birds of prey).
As well as producing much needed data for the Macedonian edition of the IUCN Red Data Book, and thereby providing information vital to those authorities involved in the establishing of protected areas, the team will produce posters and other literature to widen local knowledge about these endangered species. A further objective is to bring survey and analysis experience to an area where there is little current expertise.
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