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ERIC Number: EJ1249421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Changing Social Awareness of the Illegal Killing of Migratory Birds in the Ionian Islands, Western Greece
Karris, Georgios; Martinis, Aristotelis; Kabassi, Katerina; Dalakiari, Aggeliki; Korbetis, Malamo
Journal of Biological Education, v54 n2 p162-175 2020
The current study aims at monitoring, measuring and evaluating the 'Safe havens for wild birds' campaign, implemented within the framework of the LIFE programme, in Greece and more specifically in the Ionian Islands. The study detects attitude changes that occurred in three target groups (pupils, local hunters and residents) on three islands where the phenomenon of illegal spring killing is more intense. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted in two phases, just before the launch (2013) and after the completion of the campaign (2015), to enable a comparison of answers and data. The results show that pupils and to a lesser extent residents, enhanced their knowledge and awareness of poaching, the migration of avifauna and the consequences of illegal killing on migratory birds, while this aspect of attitude change was not observed in the hunting community which still believes that spring poaching should be treated as a legal activity and part of local culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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