Dragonflies are a species that has roamed the Earth for millions of years.
Their presence reveals high water quality of aquatic environments. Their whole life depends on aquatic ecosystems and mainly on freshwater habitats. At the catchment area of the Aoos river you may find 37,7% of all dragonfly species found in Greece!
Several of them are threatened and under protection . Studies show that the species can be affected due to hydropower constructions. Changes of water level due to damming sugnificantly impact the species dependent on aquatic habitats.
In the Aoos river basin, hydropower plants are planned for construction.
The study on the Odonata fauna was conducted by Pindos Perivallontiki and Greek scientists, in the framework of the project ‘Saving Europe’s last free flowing wild river – Vjosa/Aoos’.
Read the full study here!
MedINA and Pindos Perivallontiki are the main Greek partners of the project ‘Saving Europe’s last free flowing wild river – Vjosa/Aoos’.