The Center has been working almost all year at full capacity, which shows that the infrastructure development in Sînsimion was necessary.
Our most important achievements in this year:
- In January we launched an emergency number – 0722-533.816 available 24 hours for those who have found wounded animals.
- In February we organized a national conference for veterinarians interested in first aid and treatment of injured wild animals. As a result of this meeting, we laid down the bases of a national volunteer veterinarian network, comprising of doctors who are ready to receive injured animals and to grant them first aid, before sending them towards a rehabilitation facility. Through the development of this volunteer network, we managed to set up more than 50 first aid points, in 17 counties across in the whole country.
In the frame of the project ” National network for saving injured wild animals ” financed by the EEA grants 2009 – 2014 within the framework of the NGOS in Romania, aviaries were built in Sînsimion: one of large size for the rehabilitation of big animals – an aviary with five rooms for birds which cannot be rehabilitated, but can be visited – and a shelter for inland and sea turtles.
Under the same project, we managed to launch a dedicated web page (www.wildliferescue.ro), where visitors can find relevant information regarding the rescue of injured wild animals (a map with first aid points available in the country, a green telephone number, etc.).
We managed to deploy in the Sînsimion aviaries a network of surveillance cameras, connected to the internet, so we can supervise the birds from our central office in Tîrgu-Mureș as well. This is a very important development from the point of view of the treatment and rehabilitation of the animals (also achieved under the EEA grant).
In November we participated on a fundraising event called Târgu-Mureș Donors Circle, in the event we managed to gather 5000 RON for the construction of 4 new aviaries at the rehabilitation center.
In 2016, the Rehabilitation Center sheltered 166 birds, 35 of mammals, 16 turtles, the center’s team offered consultancy (usually on phone) for the rehabilitation of further 150 birds. The number of species entering the center as patients was also high, 47 birds, 6 mammals and 4 reptiles. The greater number of species coming to the Center entail a challenge in respect of the experience of patients care (of species) arriving for the first time. The patients arrived from 42 localities, from 17 counties.
The high number of counties of origin shows that our centre is still having national character.
Of the 217 of animals entering, 54 have been transferred to other medical centers (bats, etc.), 35 surgery took place, 32 birds have benefited from medication.
The rest of the patients have passed only through rehabilitation and improvement of general condition.
On the 2nd of June 2016 we were notified about a black-necked grebe “stranded” in a yard in Corunca village. After a quick medical exam by our colleague at Vets4Wild, the bird was ringed and released in the outskirts of Târgu Mureș. 149 days and 2789 km later, it was recaptured alive and well in Huelva, Spain.
|Nr||Popular name||Scientifical name||Number|
|1||Northern Goshawk||Accipiter gentilis||2|
|2||Eurasian Sparrowhawk||Accipiter nisus||3|
|4||Drepnea mare||Apus melba||1|
|5||Golden Eagle||Aquila chrysaetos||1|
|6||Lesser Spotted Eagle||Aquila pomarina||2|
|7||Long-eared Owl||Asio otus||9|
|8||Little Ow||Athene noctua||8|
|9||Common Buzzard||Buteo buteo||15|
|10||Rough-legged Buzzard||Buteo lagopus||1|
|13||Black-headed Gull||Chroicocephalus ridibundus||1|
|14||White Stork||Ciconia ciconia||24|
|15||Black Stork||Ciconia nigra||1|
|17||Porumbel de casă||Columba livia domesctica||3|
|18||Common Raven||Corvus corax||1|
|19||Hooded Crow||Corvus cornix||2|
|21||Western Jackdaw||Corvus monedula||5|
|22||Common Cuckoo||Cuculus canorus||2|
|23||Mute Swan||Cygnus olor||1|
|24||House Martin||Delichon urbicum||7|
|25||Great Spotted Woodpecker||Dendrocopos major||2|
|26||Great Egret||Ardea alba||1|
|27||Saker Falcon||Falco cherrug||1|
|28||Peregrine Falcon||Falco peregrinus||2|
|30||Common Kestrel||Falco tinnunculus||20|
|31||Common Snipe||Gallinago gallinago||1|
|32||Eurasian Jay||Garrulus glandarius||2|
|33||Black-throated Loon||Gavi arctica||1|
|34||White-tailed Eagle||Haliaeetus albicilla||2|
|35||Eurasian Scops Owl||Otus scops||3|
|36||House Sparrow||Passer domesticus||1|
|37||White Pelican||Pelecanus onocrotalus||1|
|38||Common Magpie||Pica pica||2|
|39||Black-necked Grebe||Podiceps nigricollis||1|
|41||Eurasian Collared Dove||Streptopelia decaocto||4|
|42||Tawny Ow||Strix aluco||4|
|43||Ural Ow||Strix uralensis||6|
|44||Common Starling||Sturnus vulgaris||1|
|46||Song Thrush||Turdus philomelos||1|
|30||Barn Owl||Tyto alba||1|
|31||European Badger||Meles meles||1|
|32||European Roe Deer||Capreolus capreolus||6|
|34||Particoloured Bat||Vespertilio murinus||1|
|35||Northern White-breasted hedgehog||Erinaceus romanicus||1|
|36||Common Noctule||Nyctalus noctula||25|
|37||Spur-thighed Tortoise||Testudo greaca||6|
|38||Margined Tortoise||Testudo marginata||1|
|39||Hermann’s Tortoise||Testudo hermanni||6|
|40||European Pond Turtle||Emys orbicularis||3|