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Old issue, new cases – protected birds were poisoned again

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Pallid Harrier

Poisoned birds have again been found by Milvus Group employees near Salonta, Bihor County. Our environment gets poorer with every killed bird, especially with endangered, rare species such as these. Previously an Eastern Imperial Eagle was found poisoned, and recently a Pallid Harrier, a very rare bird that only passes through Romania in migration, was found. Legal investigations have started, and we hope that this time the authorities will act and finally someone will take responsibility for the poisoning that has troubled our country for so long and that this excessive raptor killing will be stopped. Continue reading

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Conservation measures for saving the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Romania

The Lesser Spotted Eagle is an endangered, protected species and some 22% of its world population breeds in Romania. The Regional Environmental Protection Agency of Sibiu, “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association and the Romanian Ornithological Society are implementing a LIFE project financed by the European Union, which has the objective of ensuring the optimal conditions for the conservation of this species.

On the 22th of March 2012 members of Milvus Group checked one of the Lesser Spotted Eagle nests, known to them since the year 1999, near Valea locality, Mureș county, but they found only logged trees instead of the oak with the Lesser Spotted Eagle nest. Continue reading

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The tree with the Lesser Spotted Eagle nest was cut down

From 2011 the movements of a Lesser Spotted Eagle can be followed through satellite: in the frame of the „Conservation of Aquila pomarina in Romania” LIFE project the ornithologists of Milvus Group mounted a satellite transmitter on the back of the adult male named Jobbágy. Currently the bird is near Congo, he`s hurrying back to his nest near Valea locality, where he has been breeding successfully in the past years, but he will only find a cut tree instead of the oak with his nest. Continue reading

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