An exhibition with friends of nature!

photocontestlogoSmiles, stories and photos! The vernissage of the 8th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest’s exhibition turned into a meeting of friends of nature and wildlife. The two exhibition rooms became imaginary paths through the large world, trails crossed by those presents with curiosity for the captured subjects and interest for the techniques used. Continue reading

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A Red-breasted Goose, Whooper Swans, a Spoonbill and a Common Crane, rare observations at the Iernut and Cipău fishponds


The birdwatching day was carried out at Iernut and Cipău fishponds which are Natura 2000 sites managed by Milvus Group as custodians.  Here, beside the members, volunteers and press were also present. Continue reading

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12 146 ringed birds in 2016 in the Chituc Ringing Camp!

Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)

Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)

The third year of ringing on the Chituc spit proved to be of an unexpected success: if the first 70 days of camp (from July 24th to October 1st) only 6459 birds were ringed, the last four weeks brought 5687 birds, among which two new species for the Romanian avifaunistic list and several species with less than 15 observations in the country. Continue reading

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A quarter of a century dedicated to birds and nature!

logo_milvus25_2_atlatszoIf you asked us how it has been, we could answer like this: it felt like a big family, in a friendly atmosphere, but focused on and dedicated to the scientific nature of our conservation work, in order to change mentalities about biodiversity and implement sustainable education. We have been and will remain committed to protecting nature and safeguarding future! Join us! Continue reading

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Management plans for a better conservation of the Red-footed Falcon!


Three Natura 2000 sites (Valea Alceului, Lunca Barcăului from Bihor County and Cânepiști from Cluj County), which are in the custody of the Milvus Group, are among the first protected areas in Romania to have management plans approved by the Ministry of Environment. The main goals of these plans are related to nature conservation and the implementation of certain conservation measures.  The plans can be consulted here (in Romanian only). Continue reading

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Monitoring the Lesser Spotted Eagle in the Târnavelor Hills – Niraj Valley area

Illegal logging and animal grazing through forests are the main threatening factors in the breeding period for the Lesser Spotted Eagle. The data gathered during several field trips showed that from 18 nesting sites – chicks were observed in four of them, nine pairs have not nested at all and five pairs nested unsuccessfully due to unknown causes. The nests were checked in summer. Continue reading

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We can do something!

21bMilvus Group took note with regret about the incidents in Braila County (…), in which several storks were electrocuted on medium voltage posts.

Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not rare in our country or in the world. Moreover, electrocution is among the main factors of mortality for birds of prey and storks. Milvus Group began to study the problem of bird electrocution since 1995. Continue reading

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Results of the 8th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

photocontestlogoLocation: Tg. Mureș – Romania
Judging date: 20th of August 2016

Members of the jury:
Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury
Kerekes István EFIAP/d1 – HU
Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO

79 photographers sent pictures from 10 countries.
Landscape: 197 photos
Animals: 249 photos


The Grand Prize (First place winner of the competition)

Csaba Daróczi /Hungary – Szúnyogsztráda / Mosquito Highway
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Summer adventure

1Excursions, birds, yurts, sleeping bags, environmental education games and more games! These filled the summer adventure for more than 30 children that participated at the tenth Milvus Forest School in Righmani, Mureș County. Continue reading

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“Bandi”, the first Romanian Imperial Eagle equipped with a satellite transmitter

IMG_2838For the first time two Imperial Eagle chicks were ringed in the West Plains, and one of them will hopefully provide us with valuable information about the routes that these majestic birds are following through their wanderings. One of the chicks, “Bandi”, was named after the late ornithologist Libus András, and was fitted with a satellite system, that will be activated as soon as the bird will leave the nesting area. Continue reading

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