In order to address the threats of invasive alien species, such as the American mink, and to mitigate potential conflicts between stakeholder groups, an international workshop will be held in the framework of the research project “LIFE ATIAS – Addressing the threat of invasive species in Northern Greece through the development of early warning and information systems for mammals”.

During the event, the contribution of the LIFE ATIAS project will be presented on issues related to the response to the threats of the American mink in northern Greece, the development of early warning systems from the introduction of invasive-host species, the existing institutional framework, the management of invasive-host species and the development of a communication model for the mitigation of conflicts among the stakeholder groups. The research project promotes in Greece the early response to invasive alien species through the involvement of citizen science and the application of innovative tools.

The international workshop will take place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 February 2024, from 9.00 to 14.00, at the KEDEA of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The meeting will be attended by representatives of the seven project partners, as well as scientists from six countries, who are active in invasive-host species research and management.

The coordinator of the research project is the Professor of the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dimitrios Bakaloudis. The research project is co-funded by the EU in the framework of the LIFE NATURE programme and the Green Fund.

More information about the LIFE ATIAS research project and the programme of the event at:

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