Cave fauna of Greece database is officially launched

Following the official presentation at the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, the Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research launched an online data infrastructure which provides information on the taxonomy, distribution, conservation status, and referenced literature for all non-marine cavernicolous animal species in Greece. Furthermore, it provides information on the geography, the protection status and the […]

8th & 9th seminar on speleobiology (March 23-25, 2018, Thessaloniki)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised  at Thessaloniki (March 23-25, 2018), expanding our caver’s network to northern Greece. In total, 16 speleologists from 3 clubs (Thessaloniki Caving Club – PROTEAS, Speleological Group of Kavala and HSS – Northern Greece) participated. Presentations and indoors exercises included an overview on the biodiversity conservation needs of the caves […]

6th & 7th seminars on speleobiology (February 22-25, 2018, Athens)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised in Athens (22-25 February 2018)  with the participation of 33 speleologists from 5 clubs (SPELEO, SELAS, IPOGEA, HSS, Northern Greece – HSS, SPOK). Lectures and  laboratory exercises were carried out at the offices of SELAS and SPELEO.  Field exercises were practiced in caves of Mount Ymittos (Attiki).  

5th seminar on speleobiology (2 & 3 February 2018, Irakleion)

15 speleologists, mainly members of the Speleological Club of Crete (SPOK) participated the 5th two-day speleobiology seminar,  organised within the framework of the program “Conservation of the cave fauna of Greece”. Presentations on the cave fauna of Greece and laboratory exercises on animal taxa identification took place at HISR’s facilities in Irakleio. Field exercises were […]

4th seminar on speleobiology (November 25-26, 2017, Sitia, Crete)

The 4th HISR’s seminar on speleobiology was  organised within the framework of the Environmental Education Centre of Lasithi workshop “Knowing the Geopark of Siteia, the Caves and the Educational Routes” on November 25-26, 2017 at Zakros village. In total, 23 teachers interested in environmental education for caves, participated the seminar. Presentations and indoors exercises included […]

3rd seminar on speleobiology (November 17-18, 2017, Chania, Crete)

The 3rd training workshop on spelebiology in the framework of HISR’s project “Conservation of cave fauna of Greece” was held from 17 to 18 November, 2017 in Chania. The workshop was attended by 16 speleologists, all members of the Speleological Team of the Chania Hellenic Mountaineering Association (HMA). There were presentations on the cave environment […]

Production of radio and TV spots for NATURA Themis LIFE.

The production of two television spots and two radio spots by HISR against environmental crime in Crete was completed in cooperation with EyeQ TV productions for the LIFE NATURA THEMIS project of the Natural History Museum of Crete. Their messages are very important: “Don’t remain silent if you are witness of Environmental crime! Become the […]

Cave fauna of Greece database is officially launched

Following the official presentation at the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, the Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research launched an online data infrastructure which provides information on the taxonomy, distribution, conservation status, and referenced literature for all non-marine cavernicolous animal species in Greece. Furthermore, it provides information on the geography, the protection status and the […]

8th & 9th seminar on speleobiology (March 23-25, 2018, Thessaloniki)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised  at Thessaloniki (March 23-25, 2018), expanding our caver’s network to northern Greece. In total, 16 speleologists from 3 clubs (Thessaloniki Caving Club – PROTEAS, Speleological Group of Kavala and HSS – Northern Greece) participated. Presentations and indoors exercises included an overview on the biodiversity conservation needs of the caves […]

6th & 7th seminars on speleobiology (February 22-25, 2018, Athens)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised in Athens (22-25 February 2018)  with the participation of 33 speleologists from 5 clubs (SPELEO, SELAS, IPOGEA, HSS, Northern Greece – HSS, SPOK). Lectures and  laboratory exercises were carried out at the offices of SELAS and SPELEO.  Field exercises were practiced in caves of Mount Ymittos (Attiki).  

5th seminar on speleobiology (2 & 3 February 2018, Irakleion)

15 speleologists, mainly members of the Speleological Club of Crete (SPOK) participated the 5th two-day speleobiology seminar,  organised within the framework of the program “Conservation of the cave fauna of Greece”. Presentations on the cave fauna of Greece and laboratory exercises on animal taxa identification took place at HISR’s facilities in Irakleio. Field exercises were […]

4th seminar on speleobiology (November 25-26, 2017, Sitia, Crete)

The 4th HISR’s seminar on speleobiology was  organised within the framework of the Environmental Education Centre of Lasithi workshop “Knowing the Geopark of Siteia, the Caves and the Educational Routes” on November 25-26, 2017 at Zakros village. In total, 23 teachers interested in environmental education for caves, participated the seminar. Presentations and indoors exercises included […]

3rd seminar on speleobiology (November 17-18, 2017, Chania, Crete)

The 3rd training workshop on spelebiology in the framework of HISR’s project “Conservation of cave fauna of Greece” was held from 17 to 18 November, 2017 in Chania. The workshop was attended by 16 speleologists, all members of the Speleological Team of the Chania Hellenic Mountaineering Association (HMA). There were presentations on the cave environment […]

Production of radio and TV spots for NATURA Themis LIFE.

The production of two television spots and two radio spots by HISR against environmental crime in Crete was completed in cooperation with EyeQ TV productions for the LIFE NATURA THEMIS project of the Natural History Museum of Crete. Their messages are very important: “Don’t remain silent if you are witness of Environmental crime! Become the […]