The Eagle Centre, the main element of the HELICON LIFE+ programme running from 2012 through 2016, and which is located seven kilometres from Jászberény along the road to Jászárokszállás, was handed over at a ceremony on Friday, April 17th.
„ Due to those damn chemicals, a Barn Owl, one of the most beautiful and interesting bird in the world, fell victim near Kishantos, a place once free of chemicals.
The Orosházi District Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation because of the poisoning cases occurred in Békés County – as the Békés County Prosecutor’s Office wrote in a press release.
“Falco”, the detection dog of the HELICON LIFE+ programme, and his handler, Gábor Deák, associate of the MME, had to work hard in the second half of March and the results were disastrous.
On March 19, 2005, we received a report about a pair of Imperial Eagles found dead near Jászárokszállás. Experts of MME arrived at the scene and diagnosed probable poisoning. Since MME’s establishment in 1974, there has not been any records of poisoned Imperial Eagles in Hungary. The poisoning rampage has been going on for a decade now and claimed the lives of 76 Imperial Eagles, 101 White-tailed Eagles and more than 600 additional protected and strictly protected birds backed up by evidence, but fortunately human fatality has not occurred yet.
Two weeks ago, we reported that “Remény”, who we followed since being in the egg, and his conspecific fell victims to poisoning. Thorough investigation has been launched, but the results of it cannot be communicated yet.
The Raptor Protection section of the BirdLife Hungary (MME) and the Directorate of the Körös-Maros National Park (KMNPI) has jointly organised the 10th FalconLure Meting in the Körösvölgy visitor centre of the KMNPI.
MME, in collaboration with the Hortobágyi, Bükki and Körös-Maros National Park Directorates, has announced its action of nest guarding again this year, in certain SPAs, within the framework of HELICON LIFE+ project.
“Remény” (“Hope” in English) was still in the egg, when she was rescued in the very last moment from a deserted eagle’s nest. The egg hatched artificially in an incubator and later experts put the chick back to an active nest guarded by volunteers, and also tagged the fledgling with a GPS satellite transmitter.
The 22nd Arms, Angling and Hunting International Exhibition was held at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center again, between February 12th-15th. MME also participated in this event with its HELICON LIFE+ Programme.