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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Please, support our Association with the 2% of Your personal  income-tax!
Thank you!


 Here you can download the forms:
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Asociația „Grupul Milvus”
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The deadline for submitting the forms is 25 May 2015

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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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The sad ending of a White-tailed Eagle from Poland

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick (Photo: Eagle Conservation Committee)

Last year in the middle of December Paweł Mirski contacted us from the polish Eagle Conservation Committee (Komitet Ochrony Orłów). He asked us to search a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which was tagged with a satellite transmitter in Poland, and had, during winter wandering, flown to the western border of Romania. For three days the transmitter sent data from the same spot, near Dorobanți (Arad county), which suggested that the birds died or the transmitter had fallen of. Continue reading

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Milvus Club in 2015!

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Healthy Storks miss migration and stay in Romania for winter


Photo: Orbán Zoltán

This winter we have been contact more often than ever before by people who seeing White Storks on the field or on the nest. They call to ask for our help to save the bird. But mostly these birds are healthy and they don`t need our help. Continue reading

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