Sākums Animals Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl


Great Grey Owl occurs in eastern Europe, Asia and North America. The population is increasing. The major threats are climate change effects, poaching, poisoning and habitat destruction.


■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex I of EU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the Conservation of wild birds (the Birds Directive).


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Strigiformes – owls
■ Family Strigidae – typical owls
■ Species Strix nebulosa – Great Grey Owl

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