Location: Tg. Mureș – Romania
Judging date: 1st
of July 2018
Members of the jury:
Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury
Kerekes István EFIAP/d2 – HU
Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO
148 photographers sent 708 pictures from 10 countries
General – landscapes, plants, fungi: 165 photos
Animals: 213 photos
Romanian nature: 330 photos
The Grand Prize (First place winner of the competition)
Horia Bogdan /Romania – Quiraing Continue reading
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre received two Little Owls from Nazna, Mures County. The handiest solution was to place it in an artificial nest that already had three chicks. As it was placed in the new home, the adoptive parents have begun to take care of it immediately. We thank the kind people who allow these Little Owls to consider their household as their home.
Six years ago, we couldn’t have imagined making a partnership with the City Hall of Salonta (Bihor, Romania) for the conservation of the Great Bustard. Not to mention on the municipality’s own initiative! Nonetheless, this is exactly what happened. We are thrilled that the project „Conservation, protection and promotion of natural values in the Salonta-Békéscsaba cross-border area (ROHU-14) – The Nature Corner” has seen the light. At last, we have the opportunity to attend to this species just like we wished for many years ago and just like it deserves to.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a globally vulnerable species, already extinct in many European countries where it used to be native. In Romania, the species knew a massive decline starting with the 1920s. Thus, in the last few years, one could see great bustards in Romania only in the Western Plains. Continue reading
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Tags: Bánság, Câmpia de Vest, conservare, dropie, Great Bustard, Nagyszalonta, Otis tarda, Partium, Szalonta, túzok, Western Plains
Tortoises are generally appreciated by humans, yet every day we contribute to the diminution of their populations.
In addition to the destruction and fragmentation of their habitats, which leads to the daily injuries of specimens crossing the roads, many are captured in their natural environment, illegally held and commercialized.
We have our first results! After the training events organized in February, which were dedicated to people involved in the education of young people through non formal methods, the first disseminators stared their own courses. The organised events were successful among the target groups, which is why we encourage them wholeheartedly to continue their work. Continue reading