Five juvenile lesser spotted eagles equipped with satellite transmitters
Written by Administrator Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:32
Bucharest, 2 August 2011
In July 2011 a mixed team of specialists coming from the Romanian Ornithological Society, the Milvus Group Association and the Sibiu Regional Environmental Protection Agency captured, ringed and equipped with satellite transmitters a number of five young lesser spotted eagles (Aquila pomarina) in the Special Protection Area Piemontul Fagaras. The satellite transmitters were mounted on two adults (named Bunget and Narcis) and three juveniles (Lisa, Negura and Gura de Aur) and they will provide valuable information about their migration routes, wintering areas and use of habitat from the bird’s nesting territory and feeding area. The eagles’ route can be monitored in detail as of August on the project’s webpage www.pomarina.ro and on the webpage of the Romanian Ornithological Society www.sor.ro.
Pioneering activities for the conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:00 Written by Administrator Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:27
In 2011 the LIFE project “Conservation of Aquila Pomarina in Romania” whose beneficiaries are the Sibiu Regional Environmental Protection Agency with its partners The Milvus Group Association and the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) has started the implementation of the concrete species conservation activities such as the insulation of medium voltage power lines dangerous for the birds. The electrocution caused by the medium voltage power lines is the major cause of mortality among European big prey birds such as the lesser spotted eagle. Nationally, hundreds of thousands of birds die of electrocution in a year; in Transylvania alone tens of thousands of birds are victims of the medium voltage poles.
The lesser spotted eagles arrive
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:02 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:56
Benjámin, one of the six Lesser Spotted Eagles equipped with satellite transmitters by the LIFE project „Conservation of Aquila Pomarina in Romania” made it home safe after an exhausting journey of over 10,000 km from South Africa to Romania. Benjamin’s and the other five eagles’ route could be monitored throughout the entire migration on the www.pomarina.ro website, the webpage of the project implemented by the Sibiu Regional Environmental Protection Agency, the Milvus Group Association for the Protection of Birds and Nature and the Romanian Ornithological Society.
Treasures of Ţara Oltului
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 10:30 Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 December 2010 10:11
The Regional Environmental Protection Agency Sibiu together with its partners Avrig City Library and Local Action Group „Ţara Oltului” organised in the period 8.11 – 29.11.2010 an art contest on the topic of nature protection with the title „Nature treasures from Ţara Oltului”. The idea of this art contest was born with the occasion of the summer camp „The Treasures of Ţara Oltului”, when the representatives of REPA Sibiu presented the LIFE project „Conservation of the Aquila pomarina in România” to over 60 students. The enthusiasm of the children convinced the organizers to think of a follow up and this is how the idea of the art contest on the topic of nature protection among the schools from the territory of LAG „Ţara Oltului” was born.
The migration of the lesser spotted eagles has started
Last Updated on Monday, 20 September 2010 19:03 Written by Administrator Monday, 20 September 2010 18:56
Autumn is rich in events not only for school children but also for migratory birds. In mid September the lesser spotted eagles started to migrate. The lesser spotted eagle is a predatory bird species which nests in Romania from April and leaves for warmer climates with more abundant food in mid September.
This year the migration of these majestic birds may be monitored on the internet thanks to the LIFE project „Conservation of Aquila Pomarina in Romania” implemented by the Sibiu Regional Environmental Protection Agency with its partners The Milvus Group Association for the Protection of Birds and Nature and the Romanian Ornithological Society.