staff2014Zsuzsanna Aczél-Fridrich

Member of Milvus Group since 2007. She studied ecology at Babeş-Bolyai University. Her field of interest is small mammal research based on owl pellets and diet analyses of diurnal raptors. In addition, she takes part in environmental education programmes.


Tel.: 0720-018 088

Orsolya Barabás

IMG_2056Lőrinc Bărbos 

Member of  Milvus Group since 2011. Biologist, graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, currently master degree student at the same university. Interested mainly in raptors, he is the coordinator of a  national monitoring program for nocturnal species. Licensed ringer of the Romanian Ornithological Centre for raptors. Currently employed at Environmental Protection Agency Satu Mare.

Tel.: 0723-201.344

gaborGábor Bóné

My interest for nature and nature conservation led me to study environmental sciences and later ecology MSc. Main interests are application of computer studies in ecology. I am member of Milvus Group since 2012 June, and mainly I work with data evaluation, GIS and field work. Beside this I help in other activities of the Group.

Tel.: 0722-533.815

IMG_0285Mareike Brix

Joined Milvus Group in 2012 as a volunteer and became a member of the Mammal Conservation Working Group subsequently. She is especially interested in the effects of human-wildlife interactions on wildlife individuals, populations and communities, and their implications for conservation. Graduated biologist of the University of Frankfurt am Main.

Tel.: 0735-414.484

Enikő Dabóczi

Accountant of Milvus Group.

E-mail: enikő
Tel.: 0724-063.514

J. Szilárd Daróczi

Member of Milvus Group since 1992. Graduated from the Faculty of Forestry (game management section) in Transylvania University of Braşov. His main activities are the study and conservation of raptors and owls, being involved in most projects regarding raptors, also coordinating some of them. He works mainly with species like Lesser Spotted Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Common Kestrel, Long-legged Buzzard but he is interested in Long-eared Owl, Ural Owl, Tawny Owl, and Pygmy Owl too. He regularly visits the wetlands from the Western Plain, Transylvania and Dobruja. He doesn’t hide the fact that he likes to twitch rare birds, even if on the other side of the country. He is interested in migration of birds, especially raptors and has been a licensed ringer of the Romanian Ornithological Centre since 1995. He coordinates the Milvus Group’s database of ringed birds and recoveries. Szilárd is one of the administrators of the Rare Birds of the Carpathian Basin database.

Tel.: 0720-537.066


Borbála Deák 

Administrative secretary of “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association, joining the team in September 2005. Main fields of activity are the registry and connection with members, financial administration and everyday duties in the office.


csabiCsaba Domokos

Member of Milvus Group since 2004. Coordinator of the “Brown bear conservation and research programme in a model area in Romania”, a programme running since 2006. Mainly interested in the mitigation of the negative effects of transport infrastructure development on habitat connectivity, as well as all aspects of brown bear biology, ecology and management. Biologist, also with a degree in geography & tourism. Currently also an MSc student in Wildlife Management.

Tel.: 0720-538.422

Tihamér Fülöp

Biologist, graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. He is an active member of the Mammal Conservation Working Group. He is mainly interested in the status and conservation of the European ground squirrel in Romania. Currently employed at Environmental Protection Agency Satu Mare.

Tel.: 0735-884.371

 Zsolt Hegyeli

Member of Milvus Group since 2003, with main activities within the Mammal Conservation Working Group. His main fields of interest are biogeography and conservation of steppic mammals, and conservation of diurnal raptors. Involved in projects concerning mammal research and conservation, as well as activities regarding protection of raptors. Also working on the implementation of the Natura 2000 network in Romania.

Tel.: 0735-878.518

Attila Kecskés 

Member of Milvus Group since 1994. Founder and leader of the Mammal Conservation Working Group. Biologist with main interest in the biology of the wolf and the brown bear, studying predominantly the problems arising from their interactions with humans.

Tel.: 0720-531.061

Atilla Márton Kelemen 


Katalin Kelemen

Member of Milvus Group since 1994. Lately, her activities are concentrated mainly in the Environmental Education Working Group: she performs activities, trainings, children camps and she takes part in the preparing of brochures for children and for educators.
Tel.: 0722-437.863

Réka Beáta Kiss 

Member of Milvus Group from 2002. Her main activities are linked to raptor conservation and monitoring (mainly Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon conservation, raptor migration count). At the same time she participated in several surveys and monitoring programmes of different bird species. As an active member of the Environmental Education Working Group, she organizes different environmental education activities, excursions in kindergarten and primary schools, activities in Forest School for children. From 2009 she has been a licensed ringer, ringing birds with the aim of environmental education and bird monitoring in different ringing camps.
At present she is on maternity leave.


István Komáromi

Vicepresident of Milvus group with degree in biology-geology and geography of tourism. He is involved in most of Milvus Group’s activities such as: raptor conservation and research programmes, bird population monitoring, migration study and others. His main fields of interest are related to birds of prey.

Tel.: 0720-527.565


Réka Komáromi

Member of Milvus Group since 2001. She studied biology-geology at Babeş-Bolyai University and horticulture engineering at Corvinus University Budapest. She takes part in environmental education programs within the Environmental Education Working Group and she works at the Rehabilitation Center. At the same time she takes part in financial administration and everyday duties in the office.

Tel.: 0725-226.174

István Kovács

Biologist, with master degree in terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Licensed bird ringer of the Romanian Ornithological Centre. Member of Milvus Group since 2000, currently also member of the board. Coordinator of the Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon conservation programme and of several bird surveys and monitoring programmes (raptor migration counts, wintering birds of prey monitoring, ringing camp etc). Also largely involved in activities related to the Natura 2000 sites in Romania.

Tel.: 0728-303.898

Hana Latková

Cooperating with Milvus Group since 2007, involved mainly in bird and mammal surveys, in designation of Natura 2000 sites (SCI). Responsible for foreign EVS volunteers. Currently working on bird and mammal surveys in Natura 2000 areas of Podișul Hârtibaciului.
At present she is on maternity leave.



Attila Marton

Member of Milvus Group since 2010, Attila a Mastes student at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, currently coordinating the fieldwork within the National Raptor Survey, and taking part in many of the Groups monitoring and conservation programs. He has a special interest in bird ringing and bird banding, and he is also member at the Babeș-Bolyai Universities Evolutionary Ecology Group, currently working on research projects concerning avian oxidative homeostatis and feather structure.

Tel.: 0725-533.086

Imola Merza

Tel.: 0735-884.372

Zsófia Mezey

Member of Milvus Group since 2005, at the same time founder of the Mammal Conservation Working Group, with main fields of interest in research and conservation of small mammals and large carnivores. Volunteer in the majority of ongoing activities, working in projects with aims to study mammal (bear, wolf, lynx, otter) populations in Natura 2000 sites for drafting management plans.

Tel.: 0725-226.173

András Attila Nagy 

Member of Milvus Group since 2005. Mainly interested in the protection of freshwater fish. Initiator and founder of the Fish Protection Working Group. Ecologist, graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Currently working as biologist at the Administration of the Natura 2000 sites from the area of Niraj and Târnava Mică rivers.

Tel.: 0720-018.089

Attila Nagy 

Became a member of Milvus Group in 2002. Attila is coordinating several activities carried out in the western part of the country. He is the coordinator of our Red-footed Falcon conservation program. Beside of this, Attila is activating in conservation and research activities related to other species as the Great Bustard and the European Roller. He is responsible for two Natura 2000 sites from Bihor County, which are in the custody of Milvus Group. At present Attila is coordinating a POS project aiming to elaborate management plans for seven Natura 2000 sites. He is the leader of the branch of Milvus Group’s from Oradea.

Tel.: 0728-303.868


D. Judith Papp 

Member of Milvus Group since 2000, she is mainly interested in environmental education. She has participated in the educational projects carried out in Târgu-Mures, Iernut and Saschiz localities. Since 2009, involved in organization of the Milvus Nature Photo contest.

Tamás Papp

Founder of Milvus Group, president of the organization. Graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca as biologist. Licensed ringer of the Romanian Ornithological Centre. Coordinates the work of the organization. Represents the biodiversity conservation policy of the organization at various national or international meetings. Besides these tasks, takes part also in the field work. Member of the “Representative council” of the Romanian Natura 2000 NGO Coalition (and Federation) –

Tel.: 0720-530.117

Tibor Sos 

Biologist with master degree in applied ecology. Member of the group from 2003, mainly interested in amphibian and reptile biology and conservation ( Founder of the Amphibian and Reptile Protection Working Group. Initiator of the Trachemys Adoption – Romanian Coalition (, a group which popularizes the problem of released exotic turtles in nature. Member of the Natura 2000 team.

Tel.: 0735-878.519

Sugár Szilárd

Field biologist, master degree student, studying terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Joined Milvus Group in 2007, and is a member of the Mammal Conservation Working Group. He is interested in distribution and habitat use of mole rat populations and distribution of other small mammal and large carnivore species. Recently working in developing the conservation status of large carnivores in Natura 2000 sites of Podişul Hârtibaciului and Târnava Mare. He takes part in several studies linked to mammal conservation and also participates in bird monitoring programmes.

Tel.: 0725-226.176

Iulia Vizi

Róbert Zeitz 

Founder and employee of Milvus Group. Ecologist, graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, licensed ringer of the Romanian Ornithological Centre. His main activities are related to raptor conservation and study Working Group but he is actively taking part in many of Milvus Group’s bird-related programs such as countrywide research, monitoring or conservation projects.

Tel.: 0735-878.520


Member of Milvus Group Bird and Nature Protection Association since 2002, working mainly in the Mammal Conservation Working Group. The only taxonomically not humanoid member of the association, belonging to the species Canis lupus familiaris. Her main activity is testing and attracting the attention of shepherd dogs, searching for remains of wolf preys and defending the main office.

Volunteers from abroad:

Aude Deslandes, France, volunteers for 12 months in 2012-2013

Clément Bougneux, France, volunteers for 12 months in 2012-2013

Mareike Brix, Germany, volunteer for 6 months in 2012

Hélisande Fragnaud, France, volunteer for 2 months in 2012

“At the beginning of volunteering abroad, you feel something like apprehension of an unknown environment mixed with the wonder in front of the landscape, the monuments, the cars pulled by horses on roads…  Then there are people smiling when you try to ask something in Romanian, the lady in the market who is so happy you chose to buy her plums (so delicious plums!), and the increasing adrenalin when you see an eagle or when you discover your first bear shit. In the end it is a dream you don’t want to finish although you miss your family and your friends. A dream that made you to discover yourself. “

Adrienn Bugár, Hungary, volunteer for 2 weeks in 2012

Katrien Delille, Belgium, EVS volunteer for 12 months in 2011-2012

I am from Belgium and decided to come to Romania for one year to be a field assistant, to taste of Romanian nature and nature management and to upgrade my knowledge on species of birds and mammals. I studied Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, but I still had the feeling to lack practical knowledge. I feel very pleased that I have this opportunity to experience so much nature and to be surrounded by so many walking encyclopedias. And above that, in Belgium or The Netherlands I will never experience a high adrenaline level while walking in nature: simply because there is no possibility to encounter bears or Sheppard dogs.

Sue Fischer, France, volunteers for 3 months in 2011

Alexandre Jeveau, France, volunteers for 3 months in 2011

Michał Śmielak, Poland, Erasmus volunteer for 3 months in 2011

“I came to Milvus to get some experience in bird studies, but what I got was much more than I expected! I spent a lot of time carrying out fieldwork with highly experienced bird specialists and believe I learned more during this short period than I have during most of my university studies. I also met some great people and have seen many beautiful places. I am sure I will come back as soon as possible!”

Marta Cabrè Peris, Spain (Catalonia), EVS volunteer for 7 months in 2010

“I’ve been abroad before this EVS, but I can´t compare this with any experience I had before. The feeling when you arrived in a new country alone to do something that still you don’t know exactly it’s exciting but at the same time scary. Then day to day you are developing yourself in a way to know the town, to meet people and make them your friends here, to feel good doing the job and feeling that something new is growing inside you. This experience made me know better myself.”

Niccolò Alfano, Italy, EVS volunteer for 5,5 months in 2010

“I would recommend for sure EVS to other people because it’s a very nice way to travel and know different cultures and countries, to grow as a person, to know better oneself and to understand what will be your plans for the future, to meet a lot of different young people from several European countries and to travel having the possibility to get in real touch with the local communities of a different country. Personally, this experience helped me to grow as a person, to understand how I can react in the difficulties, to learn how to live in an independent way and to test myself about how to deal with people from another country. I could try the experience to work as an active part of a group and to be useful.”

Emilie Dauphas, France, EVS volunteer for 9 months in 2009

Grègory Dhainaut, France, EVS volunteer for 12 months in 2009

Baptiste Vinay, France, volunteer for 3 months in 2008

Laurie Gineste, France, volunteer for 2 months in 2007

Ann Brookes, UK, volunteer for 2 weeks in 2007

Caitlin Kurylo, USA, Peace Corps volunteer for 24 months in 2006-2007


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