Owls as traffic victims

kep3During March 2015, members of the Milvus Group performed several field works in the western parts of the country, while we recorded also “road kill” bird victims along a busy main road.

Because finding the bodies of small size bird species is difficult, we were focused only on the medium and large size species.

The studied road section is located along the E671 European main road which was divided into two parts, namely a section between Arad and Chișineu-Criș, respectively between Chișineu-Criș and Oradea. Continue reading

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(Romana) Cameră web la cuibul de barză din Dumbrăvioara – din nou!

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Artificial nestboxes for falcons and kestrels mounted on pylons

lada oszlopon 1In the autumn of 2014 the National Electric Energy Transport Company (Transelectrica) requested from the Dealurile Târnavelor-Valea Nirajului Natura 2000 administration an approval for the maintenance of 220 kv electric lines between Fântânele – Ungheni (Mureș county). Continue reading

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7th Milvus International Nature Photography Contest


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Welcome to the 7th edition of the annual International Milvus Nature Photography Contest!

Milvus Group invites amateurs and professionals from all over the world to participate in this event. 

1. A category – Free topic
Any color or black and white NATURE photo can be submitted (landscape, animal, plant, fungi, etc.), nothing man-made, except macro (see below).

2. B category – Macro
Any color or black and white NATURE macro photo can be submitted. Continue reading

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Milvus scholarship 2015

“Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association is launching the Milvus scholarship dedicated for student researchers interested in biology, ecology or nature conservation for year 2015-2016 Our main objective is to help students to develop research or conservation projects built upon original ideas and implemented by the new generation of researchers. The projects should be in line with the mission of the Milvus Group (protected animal and plant species, protected areas, future Natura 2000 sites, species monitoring, etc.) The maximum funding for individual projects is 1500 RON while for “team projects” is up to 3000 RON.
Deadline for submission: 16th of March 2015

For more information contact us at: office(at)milvus.ro or istvan.komaromi(at)milvus.ro email addresses.

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Conservation of the European Roller (Coracias garrulus) in the Carpathian Basin (LIFE13/NAT/HU/000081)

angol logoThe aim of the project ˮConservation of the European Roller in the Carpathian Basin” (LIFE13/NAT/HU/000081) is to strengthen the European Roller population of the Carpathian Basin and to ensure the long term conservation status of the species in the area. Continue reading

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The exhibition of the 6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest in CLUJ!

Poster-to-print2The  exhibition of the 6th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest moves to Cluj!

If you are in the central park don`t hesitate to visit the exhibition from the Casino https://www.facebook.com/casinocluj.

Looking forward to see you at the opening Friday (20.02.2015) from 18.00 PM!

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In February, Milvus Group have been started the project “Building BlueGreen infrastructure in Central-Eastern Europe: from pilot projects to regional action”

Michael Otto Stiftung logoThe project is co-financed by Michael Otto Stiftung.

In 2014 the local water management authority plans to execute a project to increase flood security along the lower parts of the biodiversity rich Niraj/Nyárád River. Because that project considers only flood management but not nature protection, draught management, etc., we consider that is important to prevent a same situation in the case of the upper Niraj/Nyárád valley.  Therefore within the framework of this project we try to prepare an alternative plan for the flood management of the upper Niraj/Nyárád River and try to provide a good example with a small-scale restoration action (restoration of gravel-mine, an oxbow of the Târnava Mică/Kis-Küküllő River).


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White-throated Dipper census

IMG_0765During the White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) census from the 24th of January totally 305 White-throated Dippers were observed.

The most White-throated Dipper was seen between Sălard-Răstoliţa section, totally 92 individuals. 27 others species were observed as well, the most between Topliţa-Meştera section, totally 637 individuals.

Thank you all for participating!


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