Monthly Archives: August 2012

Discovery of a new small mammal species in Transylvania, after 112 years!

 Between 2008 and 2010 several individuals of the Southern Birch Mouse (Sicista subtilis) have been found in Barn Owl and Little Owl pellets collected from different localities on the Someș Plateau. The single known data of this species is based on the specimen collected by Orosz Endre from Apahida in 1900, which is stored in the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Continue reading

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Photo competition results

Winners of the 4th International Milvus Nature Photography Contest

The winning photos list and the photos selected for exhibition can be downloaded here.

Members of the jury:

Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury

Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO

Kerekes István EFIAP/p – HU

Media partners:

90 photographers sent pictures from 17 countries.

Free topic: 342 photos

Landscape topic: 190 photos

Grand prize (winner of the contest):

Szőke Attila/Slovacia – Mimicry

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Natura 2000 network promoting camp

Between 16-21 july, 2012 Milvus Group organized an interesting camp for pupils from the Hârtibaciu – Târnava Mare – Olt area in the frame of the project entitled “For nature and local communities – the bases for a Natura 2000 integrated management in Hârtibaciu – Târnava Mare area”. The participants have been chosen from different localities on the strength of a previous test. A total of 27 children from 3 counties (Mureș, Sibiu, Brașov) had the opportunity to participate in the camp organized at the Cabana Trei Stejari pension, near Jibert (Brașov). The children were accommodated in tents and yurts. The aim of this camp was to bring attention on the importance of nature protection. Continue reading

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The 6th Forest School organized by Milvus Group

In the beginning of July 2012 Milvus Group organized the 6th traditional camp in the Forest School from Rigmani (Mureş county). This year the camp was financed by the Environmental Fund Administration (www.afm.ro) in the frame of the project entitled “Ecological education for a sustainable future”. The participants were accommodated in traditional tents called yurts. With the help of specialists, during the camp they had the opportunity to take part in new and interesting activities: they got acquainted with common amphibian and reptile species, the methods in studying the movements and behaviour of the brown bear, they visited a nearby bear den and during their trip a botanist presented plant species from different habitats. Continue reading

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