The Raptor Conservation Department and the Monitoring Centre of MME are organizing the 13th National Eagle Census in collaboration with HELICON LIFE+ programme, national park directorates and other non-governmental organizations, as well. Its aim is to monitor the wintering numbers of birds of prey in Hungary.
This is the third consecutive winter we have been able to follow the behaviour of the birds visiting the feeding station maintained within the HELICON LIFE+ programme.
The 2nd European Workshop on Environmental Crime – Wildlife Poisoning was organized by the Spanish SEO and the English RSPB Birdlife partners and was held in Barcelona.
The Natura 2000 network was created to protect the European plant and animal species, as well as their habitats. The designation of sites was based on the presence of species and habitats in a given area. Elements of the network cover sufficiently the most important habitats of non-mobile species and species of low dispersive capabilities, however it is unclear, how sufficiently they cover the most important areas used by highly dispersive species.
A court in Santander (northern Spain) has found a farmer guilty of laying out poisoned baits that killed at least eleven red kites (Milvus milvus), an endangered species, as well as five dogs, six foxes, a cat, a raven, a buzzard and four vultures.
To make the event even more extraordinary, the nest was still occupied. A young eagle was still in it ready to fledge. And he was no other, than Kelemen, whose erratic life we already reported about before, and whose everyday life had been followed by thousands with the help of a web camera.
There is an Imperial Eagle pair in the Jászság, which has been attempting to breed without any success for years. Their eggs have proved to be infertile. The case was the same this year, however, a healthy eaglet is being reared in the nest and his life can be followed on the net. How did that happen? It is a beautiful family history straight from the eagle nest.
On May 4th, an Imperial Eagle chick hatched in the Great Bustard Rescue Centre at Dévaványa in the the Körös-Maros National Park. The egg was rescued from an abandoned nest ten days ago by associates of the national park. The eight-day-old chick was then placed to a nest of its future foster parents on May 13th, close to the Eagle Centre in the Jászság.
On April 21st, the Duna-Dráva National Park Directorate received a report that a White-tailed Eagle, unable to fly, was found on an arable land near Vékény.