Monthly Archives: February 2014

Arlie the Lesser Spotted Eagle begins his spring migration northwards

phoca_thumb_l_dscn1332Arlie, the adult Lesser Spotted Eagle whose movements the Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle LIFE project team have been tracking by satellite transmitter since last year, has started his spring migration northwards. The satellite information, charted using the Argos System, shows that between 8 and 11 am on the 14th February, he started flying North East from Namibia. By the 17th, he had travelled 650km, bringing him near the border of Zambia.

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Midwinter Waterbird Census – 2014

Kerekes I. 3This year “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association, together with the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) organized again the annual census of wintering waterfowl (Midwinter Waterbird Census) in Romania. The main period of observations was between the 10th and 31st of January, but because it coincided with another, broader survey organized this winter, the last observation day was 4th of February. The International Waterbird Census (IWC) is coordinated by Wetlands International and it is organized every year in most countries of the world. Continue reading

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Video: Hidden cameras capture the diversity Romanian wetland wildlife

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs part of the national Eurasian Beaver, European Otter and European Mink survey project („Elaborarea seturilor de măsuri de management, la nivel național, pentru speciile Castor fiber, Lutra lutra și Mustela lutreola”) camera traps were placed to riverbanks to observe moments from otters life and observe their behaviour on different rivers in the country.

A camera trap is remotely activated camera which enables to make pictures of animals in wild.

Analysing the images besides otter many other species can be found in the videos. We selected a few from the most interesting videos:

Face to face with an otter (Lutra lutra):

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Erroneous information in local press

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