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For the main islands and conservation objectives a total of 20 articles has been published so far. Now some additional locations are presented: Pappoù and Grámsa islands; Psathoúra and Mikro Psathoúra; the two Adélphia islands. ...weiterlesen "Northern Sporades conservation zone – various aspects"

Seven small islands of great beauty and physical diversity are located along the north - western coast of Skantzoura: Kóraka, Prasoù (=Skandíli), Kyriáko, Strongylò, Polemikà, Kas(s)ídis and one more islet (= Lachanoù?).

Facing from the seaside this green archipelago, one can sense its rather undisturbed marine wilderness character: it may happen that you watch a seal passing peacefully on the surface through the cannel between Strongylò and Skantzoura and at the same time you listen to the jelling cries of the Eleonora's falcons above your head and even may spot a flock of bright Audouini's gulls hovering over the current near the neighbouring island of Kyriáko... all at the same time. ...weiterlesen "Skantzoura – satellite islands"

On Kyra Panagia Island the traditional pastoral system as illustrated by my photographs of 1976 (and the 16 mm footage shot at the same time) has been abandoned since the conservation area Northern Sporades was established. The goats are not herded and milked anymore.

Already earlier cattle grazing was discontinued (cf. my article: Endemic cattle of the Northern Sporades archipelago).

Athanasios the Athonite had aquired Kyra Panagia for producing there cheese for the monks in the Megisti Lavra, because on Athos no female animals were allowed. ...weiterlesen "Kyra Panagia – goats"