Travelling exhibitions in the town halls and schools from the key project sites
Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 12:37 Written by Administrator Monday, 03 June 2013 12:18
The members of the LIFE project believe that an efficient way to protect wildlife is good public awareness about the importance of biological diversity. Between May and November 2013 our LIFE project wishes to bring the needs of raptor birds closer to the people from the Natura 2000 sites where the lesser spotted eagle nests, with the help of two exhibition caravans. These caravans shall be present in 40 town halls and schools from the Podișul Hârtibaciului, the communities at the foothills of the Făgăraș mountains and Dealurile Târnavelor – Valea Nirajului.
Narcis - the champion of the lesser spotted eagles’ migration
Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 11:58 Written by Administrator Monday, 15 April 2013 11:39
As predicted, this year too Narcis was the first of the lesser spotted eagles monitored with satellite transmitters to have reached the nesting grounds from the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains. If last year Narcis had already gotten to Central Transylvania by the 3rd of April, this year its return to the nest was delayed by one day and it only arrived on the 4th of April.
Narcis is an adult male equipped with a satellite transmitter on 20 July 2011 by a team made up of specialists of the Romanian Ornithological Society, of the Milvus Group Association and respectively of the Sibiu Environmental Protection Agency at the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains, in the eastern side of the Făgăraș Piemont Natura 2000 site.
Narcis is by far the leader
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 12:13 Written by Administrator Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:45
If nothing unexpected is waiting for it on its way back home, Narcis has all the chances to be, once again, the first of the lesser spotted eagles monitored via satellite transmitters to reach the nesting grounds from the centre of Transylvania. On 28 March Narcis was in Syria close to the Turkish border. On 26 March it crossed the Suez Channel, the gate between the African continent and Minor Asia which opens the birds´ route to Europe.
Good news and not so good news
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 08:56 Written by Administrator Thursday, 14 March 2013 08:52
On 26 February 2013 at 7.00 a.m. Narcis had also started its journey northbound. In the meantime, the bird crosses Tanzania and reached Uganda, close to the northern bank of Lake Victoria. Narcis is the first of the birds monitored by satellite transmitters to have crossed the Equator and reached the Northern hemisphere. It is currently at the front of the returning group of lesser spotted eagles monitored by our project in their spring migration. You may follow the route taken by Narcis on our online map.
Darázska’s transmitter gone silent
Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 11:05 Written by Administrator Monday, 04 March 2013 09:49
Unfortunately, our news about the birds wearing satellite transmitters is not the best. Since 11 February 2013, at 6.00 p.m. we have received no message from Darázska’s transmitter. On 11 February the transmitter’s battery was fully charged and up till that date it had sent us data from the bird in full migration, without repeated messages from the same coordinates. However, the transmission suddenly stopped. The probable causes are the bird’s death (it might have been killed), the removal by someone of the transmitter from the bird’s back, a breakdown of the device or its reversal with the solar cells facing downwards. However, if the latter were true, there should have been some weak messages without coordinates. There are no human settlements close to the last registered coordinates.
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