Monthly Archives: July 2017

Common position

Transparency in decision making about large carnivores, real and timely payment of damages, correct use of intervention quota, exclusively to solve problematic cases with bears, and the development and application of a scientific methodology to monitor populations. These elements, willingly and correctly implemented by all stakeholders, would lead to an improvement in the large-scale carnivorous – humans conflicts. Continue reading

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A rare phenomenon and a happy case!

Three years ago, two Lesser Spotted Eagle chicks were ringed in the same nest in Harghita County). This is a rare case, because in this species the oldest nestling tends to eliminate the younger chick, this phenomenon is called cainism. In fact, only two similar cases were registered in Romania, among them this case from Vidăcut nest (Harghita county). This month, Baranyi Ildikó managed to photograph a colour ringed bird between Belin and Aita Mare. Consulting our ringing database, we identified the bird as the smaller nestling from the Vidăcut nest, recorded 66 km S-E from the ringing place. A happy case and a valuable result from the perspective of our study and conservation efforts regarding the species. Continue reading

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LEHUA – Learning Humanity from Animals

What can we learn from animals? Have you ever asked yourselves this question?

We are fully convinced that teaching materials, whether for the formal or non-formal learning systems, can be attractive both for children, young people (13 to 29 years old)and adults if they include games about nature and animals. Continue reading

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Chituc Ringing Camp will be up and running in 2017 as well!

Milvus Group Association organized in 2014-2016 an annual ringing camp for studying the migration dynamics of passerine species that cross through the Chituc sandbank. In the first three years of the camp, 37193 individuals of 127 species were caught, the most abundant species being: Red-Breasted Flycatcher (4442 individuals), Robin (3729 individuals), Blue Tit (3013 individuals), Red-backed Shrike (2477 individuals) and Willow Warbler (2371 individuals). Continue reading

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We Protect Nature! Good Practice Guides: Road Infrastructure, Wind Energy and Micro-hydropower plants

The comfort of civilization puts great pressure on nature and its resources. The effects?
Reducing, fragmenting and / or destroying habitats, natural ecosystems and landscapes as a whole, or disrupting to almost disappearance of wildlife populations. The causes of these effects are varied and often difficult to control, generating man-nature conflicts. Continue reading

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Victor, Bolomey, Márton and other Rollers with satellite transmitters

You get close on your tip-toes; you even hold your breath. You wholeheartedly hope that the Roller from the artificial hollow or the loess wall won’t hear your steps heading towards. She’s a very suspicious bird, will fly out at every little sound she considers it hostile. So approaching its nest is one of the toughest moments because you do it with a net to make sure the bird will not fly. Continue reading

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