We celebrate World Wetlands Day on February the 2nd!


On 2nd of February we are celebrating the World Wetlands Day 2018. This years theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future” aiming to raise awareness on the importance of protecting urban and suburbian wetlands, to ensure human welbeing. Half of humanity, about 4 billion people, live in urban areas today. By 2050 that proportion […]


Two rare little bustards were seen in Alyki Kitrous


Two rare little bustards Tetrax tetrax were seen by birdwatchers in mid January in the area of Alyki Kitrous.The species used to nest in Macedonia and Thrace, in fields of cereals and clover, but it was delocated due to intensive agrigulture and hunting, so, nowdays, it can only be seen sporadically during migration or in […]


Dragons and cobras dwelled the Axios area during the late Miocene


Paleontologists announced recently that they discovered fossils of lizards and snakes from the late Miocene at the ravin de la Pluie, a locality near the Axios river widely known for its hominoid primate Ouranopithecus macedoniensis discovered 20 years ago. Among these finds, it is the cobra and varanid bones that rank higher in importance. The […]


The Axios Delta Management Authority in Eurosite’s Annual General Meeting


From 25 to 27 September 2017 the Axios-Loudias-Aliakmonas Management Authority participated in the Annual General Meeting of Eurosite – the European Network of natural site managers- which was held in Espoo (Finland) back to back with a thematic seminar on “Improving natural sites – join forces and prioritise your conservation actions”. The Management Authority has […]


More than 3,300 gulls and terns were counted in Axios Delta in summer 2017


More than 2,000 breeding Black-headed and Slender-billed Gulls and 1,300 Common, Sandwich and Gull-billed Terns were counted in 2017 by the staff of the Axios Delta Management Agency, in the framework of the monitoring program. The sand beaches at the estuaries of the protected area rivers are particularly important for nesting, and they host the […]


The Axios Delta Management Authority was in Birdfair 2017


The Axios-Loudias-Aliakmonas Management Authority participated in the British birdwatching fair “Birdfair” which took place from 18 to 20 of August 2017 in Engleton, Rutland. The Management Authority was there, together with other National Parks of Northern Greece, to inform the visitors of the fair about the possibilities to locate special bird species in the Axios […]


304 new stork chicks this year around the Axios Delta protected area


One hundred and twenty active stork nests, with 304 chicks, were recorded this year by the Axios Delta Management Authority in the villages near the Axios Delta National Park. The village of Aiginio, maintained its 39 active nests, on which 100 chicks were born! Thus Aiginio also maintained the “title” of the village with the […]


“Journey to Axios”: an invitation to an interactive tour of the Axios river


The “Journey to Axios” is an interactive web documentary on the protected area of the Axios river in Macedonia, Greece. It offers the web user a “ticket” for a tour of the beauties of the river, along unknown or even hidden places of its rich ecosystem. This is one of the first web documentaries that […]


A parade of… rarities in the Axios Delta coastal area

Low temperatures don’t affect just people, they also affect animals, so the last few weeks many birds from Northern Europe have looked for a refuge in the Axios Delta Protected Area. As a result, birdwatchers recorded in the beginning of December quite a few unusual birds along the coastal area streching from the Gallikos river […]