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Lesvos as a Destination for Birdwatching | Participation in Global Birdwatching Fair Global Birdfair 2022

13 Jul 2022

The Natural History Museum of the Petrified Forest is participating in Global Birdfair 2022 in hopes of drawing attention to the rich biodiversity of avifauna on the island of Lesvos. As the British Birdwatching Fair has expanded itself to becoming a global event, people involved in birdwatching, from tourist agents to suppliers of equipment and artists who make useful clothing and equipment, will all be participating.

The exhibition will take place in Rutland, UK and will last three days (15 - 17 July). It will give time for presentations, discussions, and other activities. Funds collected are donated to support a specific cause for the protection of avifauna in different regions of the world.

The island’s kiosk projects the most distinctive and important species from all over the island (wetlands, forests, olive groves, Mediterranean scrublands, rocky areas). For the purposes of leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint, material will be provided only electronically through an application which visitors can download on their phones. Dr.Eleni Galinou, responsible for the report and presentation of the avifauna in the Museum, along with Stelios Zannetos, candidate Professor for the Environmental Sciences in the University of the Aegean, will welcome and inform visitors about the avifauna.

On Sunday at 2:30 pm, a presentation will take place specifically on the birds of Lesvos in the Curlew room.

The island’s participation in the exhibition can also be observed through the exhibition’s social media page.