Monthly Archives: October 2009

Red-footed Falcons tagged with satellite transmitters

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Photo: Luca Dehelean

On 15th July 2009 has come to us a satellite telemetry transmitter to be mounted on a Red-Footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus). The transmitter with only five grams is currently the smallest existing transmitter can be mounted on birds.
In total purchased eight transmitters of which seven were mounted birds in Hungary and one in Romania. We believe that this event is a very important step in knowledge of the migration of this endangered species.

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Recently reabilited and released birds

kek vercse_DiamondIn the last month, the rehabilitation of birds from our center has seen a remarkable success. After the birds were kept under continuous observation for a sufficient period of time for total recovery, six birds has been released. The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) was confiscated wit the help of Lucian Pârvulescu from an illegal owner, approximately one year ago.

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Environmental education in Iernut

During the school year 2008-2009, environmental education trainings were held in 30 classes from the Iernut elementary school. The pupils had the oportunity to learn about birds on field at the SPA-Iernut fishponds. These activities were organizet as a part of the project “Popularization of the Elesteele Iernut Cipau Natura 2000 site and preparation of its managemnt plan involving local stakeholders” financed by the Environmental Partnership Foundation and MOL Romania.

În anul şcolar 2008-2009, 30 clase al Şcolii Generale din Iernut au avut oportunitatea de a participa la cursuri de educaţie ecologică. Elevii au participat şi la ieşiri de teren organizate la Eleşteele de la Iernut. Activităţile au fost derulate în cadrul proiectului ”Popularizarea sitului Natura 2000 „Eleşteele Iernut-Cipău” şi realizarea planului de management cu implicarea factorilor de interes locali” finantat de Fundatia pentru Parteneriat si Mol.
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Ornithologal Marathon at Iernut-Cipau fishponds

At 10th of October 2009 members of the Milvus Group will organize the first Ornithological Marathon at at Iernut-Cipau fishponds. The event is part of the project “Popularization of the Elesteele Iernut Cipau Natura 2000 site and preparation of its managemnt plan involving local stakeholders” financed by the Environmental Partnership Foundation and MOL Romania.

Additional informations you can find here or contact Mr. Szilard J. Daroczi : szilard.daroczi@milvus.ro, 0720537066.

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