Following an analysis and assessment according several criteria, our jury decided that the following projects will be funded in the following year: Slejiuc Ionela Marilena, first place with the “Study of the distribution of herpetofauna species in Timiș county”, Alina Georgiana Cislariu, second place with „Chorological and populational studies of Ligularia sibirica și Ligularia glauca glacial relics in Romanian Flora” and Kiss Valentin Adrian, third place „Monitoring and protection through popularizing the avifauna of Câmpenești”. Continue reading
Monitoring soaring bird (raptors, storks, pelicans) migration has always been one of the flagship activities of Milvus Group. Using an extensive data set collected between 2002-2007 and 2010 – 2011 from Dobrogea, we now bring scientific evidence that Dobrogea (region in southeastern Romania) is a major migration corridor for large-sized soaring birds during the autumn migration season. In our latest article published in ARDEA, the official scientific journal of the Netherlands Ornithologists’ Union since 1912, we provide the most comprehensive overview to date of the autumn passage of soaring birds over Dobrogea, describing species composition, species-specific migration intensity and phenology, and the main geographical routes of migrating soaring birds over the area. Check out the paper HERE.
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Within a few days, the 3-4 months old female will be handed over to the Orphaned Bear Cub Rehabilitation Center in the Hasmas Mountains (Harghita County). She will spend approximately 2 years in the Center, with no human contact, living in the company of other orphaned bears. Afterwards, she will be released back into the wild. Continue reading
In the past four years of ringing on Chituc Spit 47740 individuals of 132 species were caught, the most abundant species being: Red-Breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva, 5502 individuals), Robin (Erithacus rubecula, 5321 individuals), Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus, 3495 individuals), Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio, 3316 individuals) and Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus, 3093 individuals). With the 9340 ringed birds in 1996 and 1997, the first two years of the camp, the total number of ringed birds rises to a total of 57080. Continue reading