What comes after LIFE?
Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 12:49 Written by Administrator Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:49
When our LIFE project ends, the continuity of the activities shall be ensured by the Network for the Conservation of Aquila pomarina in Romania, made up of volunteers who participated at the theoretical and practical training sessions organised by our project.
The network volunteers must ensure the monitoring of the measures implemented by the project both during and after the project. In the following years, the 35 network volunteers will take part, together with the project partners, in the implementation of activities such as the identification of Aquila pomarina nests, the marking of protection perimeters around the nests, the inspection of the medium voltage poles insulated by our project and respectively the monitoring of the species.
The volunteers selected to be part of the A. Pomarina Conservation Network are representatives of the custodians/managers of the 12 Natura 2000 birds protection sites included in our LIFE project, students of the Sibiu Faculty of Sciences - The Ecology and Environmental Protection Department and of the Babes Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca - The Biology Department as well as the volunteer ornithologists of the Milvus Group Association and of the Romanian Ornithological Society (ROS).
Our LIFE project hosted 4 theory-based seminars addressed to volunteers in various locations within the three Natura 2000 key project sites which described the progresses made by the project. These were complemented by four field trips for practical activities such as the inspection of over 800 poles insulated during the project, the marking of 20 buffer areas around the Aquila Pomarina nests, the inspection of barriers, the identification of A. pomarina nests and so on.
At the end of the project we concluded volunteer work contracts with 35 of those who took a constant part in the training sessions we organised. They are the ones who will continue the species conservation actions once the project ends, together with the Milvus and ROS members. Besides inspecting the poles or marking buffer areas, they will also deal with the identification of the Aquila pomarina nests in order to help fill-in the “National Inventory of Aquila pomarina Nests”.