Positive trends may show in the procedure to stop bird crime and poaching: arraignment on nature damaging charges, final judgement in animal cruelty and arraignment on charges of animal cruelty. Conservation organizations and hunting associations welcome this development, as more than hundred cases remained unrevealed to which more than thousand birds fell victim.
Habitat degradation in agricultural areas is a common thing all over Europe. Changes in agrarian landscapes have induced irreversible processes in communities of different bird species, of which we already reported on our website. Earlier this was confined to Western Europe, but nowadays this phenomenon has reached Hungary as well, causing a reduction in populations of common birds in the past few decades.
Christina Avanzano visited Hungary within the framework of an international exchange programme between police services of the EU. She works for the Corpo Forestalle dello Stato (CFS) in Italy.
2013 októberében rendezték meg az olaszországi Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Nemzeti Parkban az ANTIDOTO Life+ projekt két napos záró konferenciája. Az Olaszország és Spanyolország között létrejött természetvédelmi program fő célja az illegálisan használt mérgek, vegyszerek használatának visszaszorítása, ami a legnagyobb fenyegetést jelenti az Európában élő emlős nagyragadozókra és ragadozómadarakra.
Webcams got installed at a nest of an Imperial Eagle pair for the first time in the world at the end of last year. Unfortunately, the pair started their breeding season in another nest within the territory. Nevertheless, hoping to get lucky in 2014 we left all three cameras at the nest and the one with motion-sensors recorded everything happened in the ’empty’ nest.
Although, most poisoning cases are revealed during the winter, the „season” seems to start earlier year by year.
On behalf of the MME/Birdlife Hungary, the Medián opinion polls and market research Institute carried out research on the familiarity of birds of prey in Hungary. This study was realized within the framework of LIFE10NAT/HU/000019 „Helicon-Conservation of the Imperial Eagle in Hungary” LIFE+ project of MME.
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.