Monthly Archives: December 2010

The project “Valea Alceului and Lunca Barcăului, Natura 2000 sites designated for the conservation of the Red-footed Falcon”

Our project called “Valea Alceului and Lunca Barcăului, Natura 2000 sites designated for the conservation of the Red-footed Falcon”, supported by the MOL Romania and the Environmental Partnership Foundation has come to an end. The partner of the Milvus Group was the Environmental Protection Agency of Bihor County. This project was the first of this kind, implemented by the Milvus Group as the responsible organization for the management of the two Natura 2000 sites. As these protected areas were designated especially for the protection of the Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), the project is a next step in our comprehensive program carrying on in order to re-establish the favorable conservation status of this species in Romania. Continue reading

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2010-2011 winter’s synchronous census of Long-eared Owls

As in winter 2009/2010 a synchronous winter census of Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) will be developed in Romania in this winter too, between December 2010 and March 2011. Same as in previous winter, several European countries also manifest the willingness to participate in this program. Synchronous shall be done by a standard method, identical for each country and it is addressed for all the volunteers who want to get involved in it. Whit the help of this program we can get clearer picture about the number of the wintering Long-eared Owls in different regions of the country, about the different wintering habitats, but also about the different incidental threats. Therefore, the involvement of as many volunteers as possible is welcome.
In Romania, the coordinator of the program is the “Milvus Group” Association. If you decided to participate in this activity, please send the filled form of your census for the mentioned address (form available only in Hungarian and Romanian). For additional information and questions about the census, please contact the coordinator at: sanduandreeasteriana(arond)yahoo.com

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