Gabi is with the most adventurous personality among our tracked imperial eagles. After visiting Central Africa for the winter, she showed up at an island at the Mediterranean, south-west of Sicily. Her appearance is more than fortunate, since its GPS tracker broke in January while in Ghana.
The 7th International Imperial Eagle Conference was held between October 2-5, 2013 in Bratislava. The event was very popular among experts, some 43 of them participated from ten countries giving 18 talks and exhibiting five posters. Representatives from Hungary were as follows: János Bagyura, Gábor Deák, Imre Fatér, Márton Horváth from MME, Tibor Juhász, Ákos Monoki, Gábor Tihanyi a Hortobágyi National Park Directorate, Balázs Szelényi from Körös-Maros National Park Directorate together with József Fidlóczky, András Kovács, Mátyás Prommer és István Sándor.
MME/Birdlife has launched its Helicon „Conservation of the Imperial Eagle in Hungary” Life+ project (LIFE10NAT/HU/019) in which nature conservation experts were contracted to develop a Natura 2000 Management Plan for the Jászság SPA (HUHN10005) area.
The last of all the satellite tagged youngsters have finally fledged around the same time when the ones, surveyed by a webcamera, have, as well. It was also the hottest part of this summer.
A call arrived to the Hortobagy National Parks Directorate on the 10th July 2013 that an eagle, unable to fly was found. After arriving to the scene, rangers of the National Park diagnosed possible poisoning.
Live-stream from an imperial eagle's nest is available for the first time ever! Confute misbeliefs and acquaint this great bird of prey with the people are among the main goals of the BirdLife Hungary's "Conservation of imperial eagles by managing human-eagle conflicts in Hungary" LIFE+ program.
Colleagues of the LIFE+ programme "Conservation of Imperial Eagles in Hungary" have been observing most of the nesting imperial eagle pairs in Hungary. It has been confirmed that the step-parents of the saved hatchling (raised at the Körös-Maros National Park Directorate's Station for Great Bustard Breeding and Protection) accepted her as their own, and both of the chicks developing properly.
The Protocol of the first reconciliation forum about the Management Plan of the Jászság SPA Natura 2000 area has been finalized within the framework of the Helicon “Conservation of the Imperial Eagle in Hungary” Life+ project.
MME/Birdlife and the Ministry of Rural Development participated on the event, which was organized by the Bern and the Bonn Convention as part of a series of which the main issues was how the combat illegal bird crime.