More than 60 Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) nest controlled in this year

Fotó: Sebi Bugariu

Fotó: Sebi Bugariu

Ornithologists from the “Milvus Group” and the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) monitored the population of Lesser Spotted Eagles in areas in which have been known previously to be nesting, specifically in protected areas as the hills of Târnava and Niraj Valley, Hârtibaciu Valley and Făgăraș Mountain’s foothill. Continue reading

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In middle of nature with Milvus!

11060322_1029357030416617_5452893365098998065_nThis year, the Milvus Group children camps were a real success. Totally, sixty children participated in two camps in Rigmani and Seliştat. The activities of the participants concentrated on active learning, even if they are on holidays, they learned to recognize large mammal traps in nature, visited the Milvus Rehabilitation Centre for birds and the Saxons historical church, built nest boxes and made jewellery from owl pellets. Continue reading

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(Romana) Servicii de ecosistem pentru o economie durabilă!

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Results of the 7th International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

photocontestlogoLocation: Tg.Mures – Romania
Judging date: 26 June 2015

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

79 photographers sent pictures from 13 countries
Section A (Free topic): 278 photos
Section B: (Macro): 174 photos

THE WINNERS

The Grand Prize (First place winner of the competition): Lukács Gábor/Hungary – Magic morning (Varázslatos reggel)

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Curious about the white stork chicks ringing?

Here, you can see in detail how the ringing action took place earlier this week in Dumbrăvioara.

The footage also depicts the moment in which a stork chick was placed in an adopting nest. Enjoy!

*The date of ringing: 29.06.2015

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White stork chicks successfully adopted in Dumbrăvioara!

IMG_5407The previous days, due to bad weather, several stork chicks fell from the nest in Mureş county, which were subsequently rescued by the “Milvus Group”. During the annual stork ringing session in Dumbrăvioara, the four healthy chicks (originating from Brâncovenești and Mătrici villages, Mureş county) were placed in four different nests, where the nestlings were successfully adopted by their new families.

The chick placed in the video surveyed nest received the ring with 7082 number and seems Continue reading

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Stork news

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Dear stork friends!

We received some questions that need some answers. At this point we do not know why but the Dumbrăvioara storks do not have a very favourable year.  Of the usual 12 – 13 pairs, only 10 are breeding, one of which have no chickens, four nests have only two chicks, three nests have three chicks and two nests have four chicks.

Both the number of nesting pairs and the number of chicks are below last year’s average. Continue reading

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The Chituc Ringing Camp continues in 2015

IMG_7393In 2014, the “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association organized a ringing camp on the Chituc Sandbank, during which 12877 birds, belonging to 100 species were captured and marked. We wish to continue the ringing in this year also, and we are counting once again on the help of enthusiast ringers and volunteers. Continue reading

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Project Launching Press Conference and Ground Squirrel Watch at Sanislău

Handing out the educational material about Ground Squirrel and Saker Falcon. (Photo:Fülöp Timea Etelca).

Handing out the educational material about Ground Squirrel and Saker Falcon. (Photo:Fülöp Timea Etelca).

The Environmental Protection Agency of Satu Mare County and „Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association organized a project launching press conference and ground squirrel watch on the 9th of April 2015 at Sanislău, Satu Mare County. The press conference was attended by students and teachers from the local middle school and representatives of the local authorities. Continue reading

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Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Romania among the first 17 projects of 2014 European Commission LIFE program

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From all the LIFE projects finished in 2014, only 17 were selected as the Best LIFE-Nature projects, and two of them are from Romania.

Congratulations to the Ursuslife project, selected among the 5 best projects!

The “Conservation of the Aquila pomarina in Romania” was implemented between 2010 – 2014 by the Environmental Protection Agency – Sibiu, “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection  Association and the Romanian Ornithological Society. Continue reading

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